Academic Technology Services - Identifying, Advancing and Supporting your Academic Technology Initiatives

Accessing Quality Content Easily

Every student and faculty has access to high quality and affordable academic content to support their success.

Accessing quality content easily and more affordably can be achieved through the following ATS projects and services. These services provide greater choice at a reduced cost while working to ensure accessibility to learning resources.

Here's a snapshot:

  • Over 25,000 Full Text Electronic Library Materials and 40 Databases
  • Over 35,000 MERLOT online Instructional Materials
  • 10,000 Accessible Textbooks
  • Commitment to Build Digital Marketplace as Recommended by US Congressional Advisory Committee and California Bureau State Auditor

ATS Resource Description
Affordable Learning Solutions Provides easy access to free online course content and free online textbooks as well as guidance on using CSU library resources that can substitute for print textbooks. The website provides access to lower-cost publisher content, online resellers of used books, and authoring tools for faculty to create online content easily.

Systemwide Digital Library Services and Content

Offers CSU Systemwide library strategy for purchasing electronic resources that are shared across all 23 campuses.
MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Offers free access to over 35,000 online teaching and learning materials across a wide range of disciplines.
WorldImages Database Offers over 70,000 FREE copyright controlled digital images in the humanities, arts, social sciences and architecture for use in teaching and research.
Center for Alternate Media (CAM) Provides over 10,000 commercial textbooks available in alternative accessible format.
Get It @ Cal State A CSU online journal search and delivery service in partnership with Copyright Clearance Center that allows CSU faculty and students to search for individual online publisher articles that are outside the library's current licensed collection and have them delivered within minutes.

BLOL - Biology Labs On Line

Biology Labs On Line Simulations and Exercises

Offers fee-based virtual simulated labs covering major topics in biology.
XERXES Provides a customizable technology development tool for libraries to dynamically search for library resources across a variety of collections and display the results in a user-friendly manner.


SFX Search for Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

CSU/SFX Metalib

Provides full text access to CSU electronic library resources.
CSU Special Collections Provides a directory of over 600 special collections managed by our CSU libraries.
Digital Marketplace (DM) The Digital Marketplace is a comprehensive suite of innovative technology services and business solutions designed to help educational institutions provide more choice, greater affordability and increased access to educational materials.
Libraries of the Future Taskforce Provosts, library deans, and faculty leaders are developing recommendations for a system-wide initiative to leverage technological advances and transform the CSU’s library services in support of student and faculty success and the Graduation Initiative.