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UCU joins campaign to keep ebook prices ‘affordable’


Union says universities are being “priced out” of accessing vital learning and teaching materials

The University and College Union has called for government intervention to stop universities being “priced out” of the ebook market.

In a letter to universities minister Michelle Donelan, the union’s general secretary Jo Grady said the Covid-19 pandemic had made print materials less accessible to students and researchers, leading to a sharp increase in the use of ebooks.

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