Open Educational Resources (OERs) are defined in this manner by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation:
OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
University of Missouri System information on AOER and System funded grants.
AutoAccess is a collaborative program between the bookstores, faculty and publishers that provides required materials automatically when a student enrolls in the course—at a reduced cost. It provides the required materials automatically when a student enrolls in the course. It is designed to not only improve access to course materials but also to reduce the cost to students.
Library Subject Guide to find and create Open Educational Resources
Let The S&T Store know what textbooks you are using and if you are implementing AOER.