Multiple institutional sponsors, hosted by University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. "This library is a tool to help instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are complete and openly licensed."
The DPLA is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Material which is out of copyright or openly-licensed is available in full.
The Mason OER Metafinder searches sixteen targets in real-time, instantly returning the top several hundred or so relevant hits from each site. Because it is a real-time search, it can take a bit longer than searches of pre-indexed content; however, as compensation the results returned are absolutely up-to-the-minute for each search target. Additional results continue to trickle in as the search continues running and you begin examining your results.
American Memory Project (Library of Congress)
AMSER – Applied Math and Science Education Repository
BC Campus:Open Ed
College Open Textbooks
Digital Public Library of America
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
HathiTrust – Full View Available
OERs at Internet Archive
Open Textbook Library
World Digital Library
A free publication service by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) of peer-reviewed medical education materials. Licensed under Creative Commons open licenses.
"Through the initiative, faculty can receive a stipend up to $5,000 to develop or adopt an alternate to a traditional textbook. This process may involve using a range of resources across different media (articles, video, audio, websites) or the use of an existing open access textbook."
"This pilot initiative encourages instructors to use low-cost or free alternatives to expensive course materials; these can include open-access scholarly resources, Library-licensed and owned resources, and learning objects and texts that faculty create themselves. Awards are available of $1,000 each for instructors teaching courses with enrollments of fewer than two hundred students and of $2,500 each for instructors teaching courses with enrollments of more than two hundred students."
Emory Libraries and Information Technologies provides mini-grants of $1,000 for faculty to produce OERs, library resources, or other faculty-generated content to be used in lieu of a textbook in courses in the upcoming academic term.
"Starting in October 2016, twelve grants of $1,000 each are available to faculty and instructors across the system who want to adopt, remix, or create a free or low cost textbook, as an alternative to traditional course materials."