Jisc Collections is funding four project teams from UK higher-education institutions to investigate the viability of publishing their own e-textbooks.
The fundamental question they seek to address is: Will the institution as e-textbook creator help students by providing a more affordable higher education, and promote a better, more sustainable information environment for libraries, students and faculty?
Four project teams have been selected to carry out this work: The University of Liverpool, The University of Nottingham, The University of the Highlands & Islands with Edinburgh Napier University and University College London.
The programme started in April 2014 and is scheduled to finish in September 2018, when all books should have been published for a minimum of two years. This website aims to provide the background and details of the work each team is carrying out from the menu on the left hand side. The News and progress tab gives the latest information about our findings so far. Please contact Vivien Ward, Project Manager at Jisc Collections for further information about this project.
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