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"The Open Textbooks would come from Missouri Bibliographic Information User System. This is a 'consortium of libraries,' that across Missouri, helps libraries with online resources, Peters said.
MOBIUS has also submitted a proposal for Open Textbooks at Missouri State.
Peters, who sits on the board for MOBIUS, said that the executive director of MOBIUS has made a proposal for Missouri State to implement the open textbook program.
The 'consortium' would be at a minimal cost and would be as many textbooks as Missouri State could use for course material.
'Sometimes buying in a group can save the individuals a lot of money,' Peters said.
Through open textbooks, students would be able to save money because of the agreement with MOBIUS.
Implementing open textbooks is currently in the development stages and will need time and support to start, McCoy said."