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Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu by Brendan Ryan

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Publishing support

Abstract:

Digital textbooks are amazing educational tools. What resources can librarians enlist to help make them? What are the rights considerations associated with them? The projects developed by Creative Commons, OER Commons, and Rice University in conjunction with many others, such as OpenStax and Connexions, provide educators with the means to make high-quality free digital textbooks. Librarians can play a vital role in relation to digital textbooks in academia.

Key words

OER Commons

OpenStax

Connexions

Flat World Knowledge

PressBooks

open educational resources

academic publishing

digital commons

aggregation

digital textbooks

Economic landscape

The publishing industry is changing fundamentally in the digital milieu ...

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