New Student PIRGs report shows student savings in open textbooks

Open Textbooks Student PIRGsA press release at Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Group) http://www.studentpirgs.org/news/sp/report-open-textbooks-billion-dollar-solution describes the findings of a new Student PIRG research report, Open Textbooks: The Billion-Dollar Solution. The report by The Student PIRGs, edited by Ethan Senack, describes open textbook programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kansas State University, the University of Minnesota, Tacoma Community College, and the University of Maryland. All support the adoption of existing open textbooks and the use of library licensed materials and all report substantial savings for their students when using open textbooks.