The cost of college textbooks has grown to a point that virtually every campus is now seeking solutions. While many institutions have successfully reduced costs for students through stop-gap measures such as rental programs, lending libraries and licensing deals, the greatest potential for permanently solving the problem lies in Open Educational Resources (OER). Institutions of all kinds have begun to leverage OER to reduce costs for students, expand access to information, and enable faculty to better tailor materials to their courses. This talk will provide an overview of the OER movement to date, including important definitions, major projects, and what the most successful institutions are doing. It will also help frame the opportunity for regional collaboration and provide specific advice for members of the audience to take back to campus.