Author Archives: Mafalda Marques

Copyright in publishing: author rights and licences, and the use of third-party material

This blog post was written by Lara Speicher, Publishing Manager, UCL Press. With contributions from Chris Holland, Copyright Support Officer, UCL, and Alison Welsby, Editorial Director, Liverpool University Press Introduction Copyright is an area that many seem to find daunting, but although it is undoubtedly complex it’s not that difficult to grasp the basics of … Read more

The eTIPS Project Evaluation: Understanding Competitor Analysis – Price and Ranking

This blog post was written by Laurence Patterson, Edinburgh Napier University. Our eTextbooks are published to the Amazon Kindle store. Despite any degree of moral opposition, this wasn’t a difficult decision to make. After all, Kindle offers a massive amount of international distribution, within three hours of a touch of a button, as well as … Read more

The final push – what are we planning in the final year of the Institution as e-textbook publisher project?

This blog post was written by Graham Stone, Senior Research Manager, Jisc The Institution as e-textbook publisher project started its journey in 2014 and will wrap up in the next 12 months. In that time the partner institutions have published seven textbooks, we have published a number of articles and the teams have presented at … Read more

Survey questions to assess value of e-textbooks produced in-house

Please note that the surveys presented in this blog post were created by the University of Liverpool, the University of Nottingham, the University of Highlands and Islands with Edinburgh Napier University, and University College London. One of the core objectives of the Institution as e-textbook publisher project is to evaluate the value of the e-textbooks produced … Read more

Exploring the University as an e-Textbook Provider of Scholarly Work

The article ‘Exploring the University as an e-Textbook Provider of Scholarly Work’ written by Frank Rennie, Keith Smyth, Gareth Davies, Scott Connor, Laurence Patterson has recently been published in the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. Abstract Despite the growth in the popularity of e-textbooks, there has yet to be adopted an effective model … Read more

The University of Nottingham’s 6C model of Open Educational Resource Publication (OER)

This blog post was written by Steve Stapleton, Associate Director – Learning Technology, University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham’s 6C model of Open Educational Resource Publication (OER). The 6C model (Figure 1) was first used at Nottingham in 2009 as part of the Jisc funded BERLiN project. The project manager for that project was … Read more

Dissemination, distribution and discovery of the e-textbooks created as part of the ROMe project

This blog post was written by Steve Stapleton, Associate Director – Learning Technology, University of Nottingham. Using Smashwords as one publication model for the Applied Ethics e-textbook ensured that the e-textbook was pushed out through a number of distributers and eBook stores. These are: Following this method ensures that the content is made widely available … Read more