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Affordable Course Materials Initiative

A collection of resources and information for ACMI - useful for anyone looking to replace costly educational materials with freely-available alternatives


This page is based on the excellent libguide at UMass Amherst, adapted with their permission. This content will evolve and expand as the initiative uncovers additional sources of free material.

Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Jennifer Chan

Open Educational Resources

Free or Lower-Cost Textbooks

Open Image Sharing

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  • NY Public Library Digital Gallery class="linkdesc">Open access to over 700,000 digital images from the New York Public Library's collections.
  • U.S. Government Photos and Images class="linkdesc">A vast collection of photos and images from the U.S. Government, many of which are in the public domain and free to use.
  • Open Video Sharing

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    • Moving Image Archive class="linkdesc">A large collection of movies, films and videos that are all free to use.
  • The Open Video Project class="linkdesc">A repository of open access digitized videos for education and learning purposes.