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Our institution as e-textbook publisher project was a four-year project investigating the viability of higher education institutions publishing their own e-textbooks.
The overall objective of the programme, which started in 2014, was to assess whether the textbooks that have been created provide:
- A more affordable higher education for students
- Better value for money than commercial alternatives
- An improved, more sustainable information environment for all
During the project, participating institutions created eight textbooks covering a range of subjects, applying business, licensing and distribution models and reporting back on the impact, value and viability of the models they choose.
In this workshop the four project teams will reflect back on the last four years of the project and present the "institution as e-textbook publisher toolkit" for authors, librarians, learning technologists and senior university staff who may wish to consider publishing their own e-textbooks.
The toolkit includes a number of broad themes:
- Why publish
- Publishing process
- Support for staff
- Marketing and distribution
- Publishing student work
Delegates will be encouraged to note and contribute thoughts and ideas in relation to their own institutions in the workshop. This will allow participants to discuss the themes. These ideas will help further revise the toolkit for institutions.
Who should attend
- Information professionals (librarians, university presses etc)
- Learning and teaching advisors
- Educational technologists
- Academic staff
For more information, contact Mafalda Marques (firstname.lastname@example.org).