June 17 2021 - 14:00
About the Event
With eTextbooks high on library and publisher agendas and the controversy over costs and access raging, OA textbooks could be a solution. What are the considerations for initiating, and sustaining an open access textbook directly linked to teaching at one institution, but open to all? The 2014-2018 Jisc Institution as eTextbook Publisher project funded OA textbook pilots and created a toolkit. Liverpool published 2 titles, in a partnership with the Library and Liverpool University Press. In this webinar we will revisit the project and look forward, considering resource and expertise requirements for a sustainable OA textbook model.
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Editorial Director at Liverpool University Press (LUP)
Alison Welsby is Editorial Director at Liverpool University Press (LUP), who have been involved in open access publishing since 2010 (as part of OAPEN-UK with Jisc). LUP was the first publisher to sign up to Knowledge Unlatched, launched Modern Languages Open (MLO), a peer-reviewed online platform for the open access publication of research from across the modern languages in 2014, created innovative open access e-textbooks with Jisc, developed hybrid journals as well as flipped journals with OLH, and developed a Digital Collaboration Hub on Manifold to provide open access resources to support publications.
Head of Learning and Teaching, Libraries, Museums and Galleries
Emma has responsibility for education focused innovation and strategy in the University of Liverpool libraries, museums and galleries, leading on student learning development through the KnowHow programme, and services for online programmes. A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Emma has experience working in teaching and research led universities in a variety of student and research focussed roles.
Catherine is Liaison Librarian for the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Catherine designs and delivers tailored information literacy interventions for students, supporting the School’s staff and students with their information needs and guiding the development of Library collections for departments across the School.
Dr Paul Catherall
Paul is E-Learning Librarian for online programmes, particularly working with our E-Learning partner, Kaplan Open Learning. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, his role includes all aspects of library support and academic liaison, provision of a dedicated Library for Online Programmes Web site, staff liaison and support for management of readings, programme readiness and developing student information skills.
• Understand the practicalities of sustaining OA textbooks
• Define the key aspects of a successful OA textbook project
• Identify areas where an OA textbook could support students and/or highlight library collections
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