The use of Open Educational Resources (OER) is gaining momentum in education and academic libraries.
OERs are intended to help institutions address rising costs in higher education, especially in the area of textbooks, while giving faculty the ability to adopt, adapt or create educational resources that can be customized to meet the learning objectives of the courses they teach.
Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution.*
*Open educational resources | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. (n.d.). Retrieved November 22, 2018, from http://wayback.archive-it.org/10611/20160808074527/http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-educational-resources//