Minitex Teams Up with Pressbooks to Offer Discount to Libraries

Academic libraries in MN, ND and SD are eligible for 30% off the annual price for PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold plans.

If you’re an academic library in the Minitex region, you’ll be excited to hear that your institution is now eligible for a discount on PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold subscriptions.

At Pressbooks, our goal is to create a thriving community of open education practitioners who have the tools they need to create open resources. To grow this community, we want to make PressbooksEDU platforms accessible to as many academic libraries as possible.

Minitex, an information and resource sharing program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries, is a publicly supported network of academic, public, state government, and special libraries working cooperatively to improve library service for their users in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

PressbooksEDU is a book production software that enables the creation and distribution of open educational resources. Having an institutional PressbooksEDU network lets you:

  • Showcase and distribute the collection of open textbooks and other resources your institution creates on an OER platform and catalog branded to your university or college
  • Create textbooks and course materials that can be made available for free online to students
  • Produce open textbooks in many digital formats and in print
  • Make engaging course content that incorporates embedded media, interactive content like H5P quizzes, and more
  • Clone any openly licensed public webbook from another Pressbooks network directly into your own network to adapt, remix, and redistribute it
  • Benefit from reliable network performance and security

Pressbooks offers several plans to meet the needs of different institutions. For more information, see PressbooksEDU Plans and the Minitex website.

We’re glad to be forging this partnership with Minitex to grow the success of the OER community, and hope to aid higher education institutions across Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota in their efforts to reduce college textbook costs for students.

If you’re interested in learning more about PressbooksEDU, we’d love to talk with you. Send an email to sales@pressbooks.com and cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

Update as of Dec 1, 2019: The PressbooksEDU Gold plan has been discontinued. Minitex institutions across MN, SD and ND are still eligible for 30% off PressbooksEDU Silver plans. Contact us at sales@pressbooks.com with questions or for details. 

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