Webinar: Publishing Open Textbooks

PFlorida Distance Learning Constorium Logoublishing Open Textbooks: A University Press Perspective


  • Meredith Morris-Babb, Executive Director,University Press of Florida (UPF)
  • Kara Schwartz, Acquisitions Editor and Digital Initiatives Coordinator, University Press of Florida

The Orange Grove Digital Repository LogoHow does a publisher create a quality open textbook from a variety of sources in varying formats that has a uniform look and pedagogy?  The University Press of Florida representatives will discuss:

  • UPF production processes and options
  • How existing textbooks can be modified to accommodate open access/ adaptable texts
  • The need for discreet editions and International Standard Book Number (ISBN) assignments
  • The challenges that lie ahead

When: Thursday, October 7, 2010 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT

Format:  Webinar Registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  This session utilizes the California Community College Confer (CCC Confer) meeting system.

Cost:  None

Fulfilling the Promise of Open Access Textbooks, a 2009-2011 FIPSE special grant project of the Florida Distance Learning Consortium, Tallahassee, Florida


The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), established in July 2007 by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Los Altos Hills, CA. CCOER funding is graciously provided by a grant from the Hewlett Foundation.

Please contact David Nelson if you have any questions regarding the webinar, registration, or have suggestions for a future webinar topic or speaker.  Thank you for your continued interest in open textbooks.

David Nelson

Project Manager, Open Access Textbook FIPSE Grant
Florida Distance Learning Consortium
(850) 921-2796

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