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Authoring Open Textbooks

This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools. This guide reflects the experience of many people working in open textbook writing and publishing, including authors and librarians. “Authoring Open Textbooks features case studies from several institutions in the Open Textbook Network, as well as adaptable materials that users can customize for their own institutional contexts,” said Karen Lauritsen, director of publishing and collections for the Open Textbook Network. Together with co-author Melissa Falldin, an... Show More

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