Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Stages of E-Textbooks Creation

This blog post was written by Jaimee Biggins, Managing Editor, UCL Press. UCL Press chose Key Concepts in Public Archaeology as its second e-textbook with Jisc as part of the ‘Institution as e-textbook publisher project’. Initially UCL Press had planned for the book to go through the traditional production processes and simultaneous publication of print … Read more

An author’s experience on e-textbook writing by Dr Jon Hogg

This blog post was written by Dr Jon Hogg, General Editor of Using Primary Sources, 2017, University of Liverpool Library and Liverpool University Press. As General Editor of the open access e-textbook Using Primary Sources: a practical guide for students, I helped co-ordinate this e-textbook project, combining the efforts of academics, librarians, publishers and software … Read more

The UK Open Textbooks project

The UK Open Textbooks project is underway with the Open University, the University of the West of England, the Open Textbook Library and open publishers OpenStax to investigate the viability for UK Higher Education Institutions to publish open textbooks by testing two models — the OpenStax and the OpenTextbook Network models. In a recent blog post, David Kernohan and … Read more

Why should institutions consider publishing open access textbooks

This blog post was written by Lara Speicher, Publishing Manager, UCL Press Earlier this year, the education publisher Pearson reported a 30% decline in revenue in the fourth quarter, and Peter J. Cohen, president of McGraw-Hill Education’s U.S. education group, said in an interview. “We and the rest of the industry are recognizing that the … Read more