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Collaborating Across Campus and the Community to Create Open Textbooks
  • Rebel Cummings-Sauls
The Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative at K-State began and has been sustained through numerous collaborations. Sparking from collaboration between various faculty, including the Scholarly Communication Librarian, for support, and the libraries and students for first year funding, the initiative began through strong partnership. This partnership grew to include participating faculty, student government, Libraries’ Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship, and the President and Provost’s Office. Through this collaborative support on campus we have received our first community partners who provided funding to the initiative. Through this initiative we have been able to reach out to faculty who applied to create their own textbook to offer our library publishing services through New Prairie Press. This has delivered successful publication of one open access textbook and we have another planned for this coming semester. Through continued collaborations with participating faculty we hope to grow this collection every year.
Publication Date
May 18, 2016
Birds of a Feather Session
Citation Information
Rebel Cummings-Sauls. "Collaborating Across Campus and the Community to Create Open Textbooks" (2016)
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