Serving Students and Faculty with Open-Access Textbooks

Many professors are developing their own textbooks for use in their courses, and institutional repositories make the perfect publishing venue for these valuable resources. In this webinar, Sarah Beaubien and Charles Lowe of Grand Valley State University share their success in bringing students targeted, high-quality texts at minimal or no cost. Charles, Associate Professor in the Department of Writing and editor of two OA texts, discusses the process of creating an OA textbook and using it in his teaching; and Sarah, Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator at GVSU, discusses the services the IR offers for these and other original OA texbooks by GVSU faculty.