OCTOBER 22, 2017 7:00 AM - A college undergraduate spends an average of $1,200 on textbooks a year, enough to buy about five pizzas a week for the entire fall, winter and spring semesters.
It’s no wonder that free “open textbooks” are spreading fast on college campuses across the country.
“I’m in a lot of biology classes and those books can cost $300 or $400 a piece,” said Katherine Semler, a freshman biology major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She’s from Blue Springs and receives financial aid to help pay tuition.
In conjunction with the Board of Directors, MOBIUS has created a new flyer called "MOBIUS Consortium: A Valuable Partnership". These flyers were written with Directors and other leadership in mind and describe the resources and services you receive as part of your membership.
We hope these flyers will help you when talking to your administration, faculty or other key constituents about the many benefits of MOBIUS membership.
East Central College Library was featured on the April 2016 cover of CHOICE. The photograph is the Parkview Room, silent study booth area. Renovated in 2010-2011, the Library holds 25,000 volumes and serves over 4,000 students at the Union campus.
Cottey College in Nevada, MO, is a Films On Demandsubscriber. We recently talked with Courtney Trautweiler, Library Director at Cottey’s Ross Memorial Library, about how her library handles technophobes, alerts faculty about new resources, and makes the most out of its budget.
The MOBIUS Shared Overdrive Collection will be featured in October's ACRL Choice Webinar: The Power of Partnership. Join us on October 4th at 1pm Central to hear Christina Virden, MOBIUS E-Resources Coordinator, discuss how the collection was developed and how it has grown over the past year. MOBIUS has been an early adopter of this model and is among the most successful of academic shared collections through Overdrive.
MOBIUS is excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with OER Commons to create a MOBIUS OERC Hub.
OERC (Open Educational Resources Commons) uses a system of "Hubs" and "Groups" to highlight collections and facilitate collaboration around the sharing and creation of Open Educational Resources. Each MOBIUS member library will be able to create its own "Group" within OER Commons for free.
MOBIUS is pleased to announce that we have become the official sponsor for the Missouri Hub for the Digital Public Library of America. (DPLA). The Missouri Hub is a partnership between Missouri libraries and museums to share their digital content.
The MOBIUS Return on Investment Report for 2017-2018 fiscal year is now available on our Statistics Page! Take a look to learn more about how much member libraries save by coming together and taking advantage of the many services offered through MOBIUS. The report provides an overview of total consortial savings on the shared library services platform, MOBIUS managed services like Help Desk support and customized training, and our electronic resources licensing program.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees have elected Andreas J. Köstenberger to the fulltime faculty and announced the renaming/rebranding of Midwestern College, to now be known as Spurgeon College.