Act 125 was signed into law on June 6, 2019. This law establishes reporting requirements for campus textbook adoption data from public postsecondary education institutions beginning in Fall of 2020.
LOUIS uses this data to report on the affordability of postsecondary education inclusive of course textbooks and other educational resources, as well as to aid postsecondary institutional decision making as it pertains to library collection development in support of affordable learning.
Since Fall 2021, LOUIS has analyzed submitted Act 125 textbook data for all of Louisiana's public postsecondary institutions as well as several private academic institutions. Valid and unique ISBN identifiers are extracted from the provided textbook lists. Two comparisons of those ISBN identifies are then completed by LOUIS:
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