Public Services Quarterly
At the University of Colorado Libraries, thousands of students are using a collection of readings drawn from our full text online databases. These readings were prepared in close collaboration with a large campus writing program. They are used in place of, or in addition to, a course textbook. Other libraries may want to consider similar projects, which will allow them to make use of the rich resources available from the library, familiarize students with library resources, and foster collaboration with campus programs. Projects like this encourage outreach from libraries to the university community, and help build strong ties with potential campus allies. This project may also have implications for course packs, e-reserves, and student textbook sales.
Knievel, Jennifer, "Library databases as writing-course anthologies: Implications of a new kind of online textbook" (2003). University Libraries Faculty & Staff Contributions. 51.