My sincere appreciation to the leaders of the ROTEL grant for allowing me this opportunity. I am particularly grateful to Dr. Jacalyn Kremer, Dean of Fitchburg State’s Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, and Connie Strittmatter, Strategic Projects Librarian at the Gallucci-Cirio Library, for their support and championship of OER; Dr. Rachel Graddy, Associate Director of Student Accessibility Services at Worcester State University, for her guidance on accessibility; as well as Marilyn Billings, Faculty Advisor and Advocate for the grant, and the publishing support team of Rick Lizotte, Jess Eagan, Minh Le, and Vicky Gavin.


I would like to acknowledge and thank the many contributors to this book. They include former students, colleagues (both from my campus and elsewhere), and staff in many different wonderful programs.


I would like to recognize the students in so many classes over the years who have explored and discussed cultural heritage with me. You have all shaped my ideas and thinking, helping me redesign future courses and providing the foundation for this book.


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