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Vision 2025 : Members Council on Library Services: Reducing the Cost of Education

This guide is intended to spark discussion surrounding efforts by the academic libraries in Florida to create a shared vision for disruptive change and in higher education to improve student and faculty success.

Lowering the cost of education for students is a priority

Vision 2025 will support the development and distribution of high-quality, next-generation textbooks, open access learning units and open educational resources and courses that will help alleviate the escalating cost of higher education. By 2025, the MCLS will provide collections of  next-generation textbooks that will be capable of covering 20% of undergraduate (high enrollment) courses.  These collections alone will save students enough funds to cover the expense of the complete program.   

Textbook Affordability