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Texas Digital Library Consortium Members Can Now Save on PressbooksEDU

Regular members of the Texas Digital Library Consortium can now save 30% on PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold book production networks. Interested in building and growing your institution’s OER initiative? If your higher education institution is a regular member of the Texas Digital Library consortium, now is a great time to consider obtaining your own PressbooksEDU

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Hugh McGuire Talks Books on Talking Through My Hat

Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire was recently featured on Talking Through My Hat, a podcast by Futureproofs creator John Pettigrew that covers everything in the spectrum of book and business. You can listen to episode 49: Passion and idealism (Hugh McGuire interview) here. In the interview, Hugh describes how Pressbooks came to be what it is

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What’s in the Garden for Q1?

This Spring Brings a New Export Page, Progress Bars, and More The Pressbooks 5.7.0 core release is here! As the snow has melted away, the flowers have started to bud, and days have grown longer, we’ve been growing something too. Read on to hear about new and improved features on Pressbooks, including our redesigned export

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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

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Catch Pressbooks (and friends!) during Open Education Week 2019

We’re halfway through OpenEd Week! Hopefully it’s been a good one for you – it has been for us! Pressbooks Client Manager Steel Wagstaff teamed up with eCampusOntario on Tuesday for ‘The Potential of PressbooksEDU,’ a webinar that included a tour of the updated OER production platform and demonstrated how Ontario educators can use Pressbooks

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We’ll Miss You, Ned Zimmerman!

Here at Pressbooks, we’re a small, close-knit team, so we’re going to need lots of cheering up when lead developer and beloved colleague, Ned Zimmerman, leaves Pressbooks next month. “After nearly eight years as part of the Pressbooks team—as a contractor from 2011–2015 and as lead developer since 2015—I’ve decided to return to my freelance

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Supercharged OER at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Many of you who are active in the OER community will already know Rajiv Jhangiani’s name. Besides being the co-editor of a well-regarded 2017 book on open education, “Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science,” and an outspoken advocate for open pedagogy and improving global access to educational opportunities, Rajiv currently

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USask’s OER Program Expands from Adaptation into Ancillary Resources

Staff at the Teaching and Learning Centre and Distance Education units at the University of Saskatchewan are steadily building their OER program. They started with the adoption and adaptation of openly licensed textbooks by faculty at the university and are now beginning to develop ancillary materials. To learn more about OER development at USask, we

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Pressbooks 2018: The Year in Review, part 2

In a previous post, I took a look at the year in review for the Pressbooks community (the people who make and use our software). In this post, I’ll take a closer look as Pressbooks as a product, covering some of the exciting changes and developments to our software made in 2018 by our hard-working

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Pressbooks 2018: The Year in Review, part 1

When others ask me what Pressbooks is, I often say that it’s two things: 1) terrific open-source book publishing software and 2) the people who make, use, and care about that software. If there’s still time and interest, I go on to explain that Pressbooks is a collection of open-source software components, largely built on

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