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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use. In addition to this guide, we recommend you also check out a related OER site, Textbook Affordability at UMD.

Request a consultation to discuss how the UMD Libraries can support your instruction through Open and Affordable Educational Resources! Consultations can address: 

  • What are open educational resources/Creative Commons licenses/ open access materials?
  • Finding & Evaluating existing open educational resources
  • Revising/Remixing existing open educational resources
  • Developing your own open textbook
  • Applying for grants (such as the Maryland Open Source Textbook mini-grants) to support incorporating open educational resources in your teaching

For additional questions, contact Pedagogy Librarian Lindsay Inge Carpenter directly at