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Presentation
Sustainable Library Publishing: Opportunities and Challenges in Creating an Open Textbook Publishing Program
Digital Initiatives Symposium
  • Karen Bjork, Portland State University
Location
KIPJ EF
Session Type
Concurrent Session
Start Date
28-4-2016 3:25 PM
End Date
28-4-2016 4:10 PM
Keywords
  • Open access publishing,
  • Scholarly publishing,
  • Academic libraries
Abstract

As the rising cost of textbooks continues to burden students, many libraries have begun to facilitate the creation and publishing of Open Educational Resources (OER). In 2013, with the support of a Provost-backed initiative Portland State University Library developed an open textbook publishing program. In three years Portland State University Library has published 10 open access textbooks, successfully completed a 2nd round of open access textbook publishing, and is in the process of putting together another call for proposals. The presenter will discuss the opportunities and challenges of creating a library publishing program. In addition to discussing launching an open access textbook program with limited resources in terms of staffing and funding, the presenter will focus on lessons learned and publication strategies. The presentation will share how the library combined the open access values and project management resources of the library with the book production expertise of the Ooligan Press, a graduate program teaching press affiliated with PSU. Open textbook creation best practices, author testimonials, impact on students and workflows will also be shared.

Citation Information
Karen Bjork. "Sustainable Library Publishing: Opportunities and Challenges in Creating an Open Textbook Publishing Program" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karen_bjork/10/