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Pressbooks: Now Available in French / Pressbooks: maintenant disponible en français!

As a company headquartered in Quebec, we’re particularly pleased to announce that the Pressbooks administrative interface now has 100% coverage for French language users! Thanks to contributions from eCampusOntario, we recently oversaw the professional translation (by TCI, Inc.) of the webpage interface and various administrative menus. To find out how to set up your user

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Pressbooks VPAT Now Available

Pressbooks has some accessibility news to share: we’ve released our first VPAT and our administrative interface has achieved compliance with WCAG 2.0 A and AA guidelines as of Pressbooks 5.7.2.

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Pressbooks.com Got a Facelift. Come Take a Look!

Great news! Pressbooks is getting a makeover. Today, you’ll notice that our website will emerge from its chrysalis a bright and beautiful butterfly. Even better news! This update will not affect your books. We don’t anticipate any downtime for your live webbooks, and you should still be able to log in and edit your books

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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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