Cover of Opening the Textbook

Thanks to Jill Cirasella for pointing out this Ithaka briefing paper on the role of libraries in open education resources.

There’s a lot of great stuff in the paper, including this interesting musing:

What if…collaboration among university presses, university libraries, campus-based instructional design groups, and faculty could produce the best of class textbooks? The presses have needed expertise in developing collections, editing manuscripts, and managing distribution channels; libraries have a strong position on campus to support faculty and students and could identify useful materials, whether created on campus or
elsewhere.