Welcome to Apache Jackrabbit World Digital Library Home Teachers Without Borders | Teacher Resources | Open Education Libraries The following is a list of well-established and respected repositories of Open Educational Resources that we recommend. Please visit these sites to learn more about how they can support your work as an educator and try a few sample searches to see specific resources that can be of benefit to your professional practice. Connexions is an online community where you can view, collect, and share free educational materials and organize them into personal collections. You can also create or contribute your own resources and collaborate with others to build resources and collections. MERLOT is a free and open online community where Higher Education faculty and students can share learning methodologies and materials. OER Commons is a searchable library for K-12 teachers and Higher Education instructors where users can locate, tag, and review materials. DiscoverED is a Creative Commons search engine for Open Educational Resources. College@Home includes a free collection of open courseware
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Why librarians should be concerned with Open Access Rapid price escalations in scholarly journal subscription rates have been adversely affecting access to scholarly information. Often referred to as the 'serials pricing crisis', the costs of academic journals have been sharply climbing for over two decades now. According to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the average cost of a serial subscription for ARL member libraries increased by 315% from 1989 to 2003. This increase far exceeds the rise in the Consumer Price Index of 68% for those years. From 2003 on, average journal prices have increased more slowly, but still continue to rise by about 9% a year. Partially responsible for these increases is the ongoing consolidation of the journal publishing market. Impact on libraries . Journal price increases have far outpaced increases in library budgets and this has eroded libraries’ buying power significantly. This system is simply not sustainable. Open Access offers a viable solution to the serials pricing crisis. ACRL.