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Report from Ithaka: “Opening the Textbook: New Opportunities for Libraries and Publishers?”

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    I thought group members might be interested in this new report from Ithaka:

    “Opening the Textbook: New Opportunities for Libraries and Publishers?”
    http://www.sr.ithaka.org/sites/default/files/files/SR_BriefingPaper_Textbook_20140306.pdf

    From the email announcing the new report:

    “In our latest issue brief, Nancy Maron, Ithaka S+R program director for Sustainability and Scholarly Communications, explores how these new models might develop, and proposes that there may be a role for academic libraries and university presses in this space.

    ‘Perhaps the best of class textbooks could be produced through campus collaborations. University presses have needed expertise in developing collections, editing manuscripts, and managing distribution channels; libraries have a strong position on campus to support faculty and students and could identify useful materials, whether created on campus or elsewhere.'”

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