Providing open, inclusive, and equitable access to knowledge and opportunities for creation
Creating more representative and open collections
JMU Libraries shares the Library Publishing Coalition's vision for a scholarly publishing landscape that is open, inclusive, and sustainable.
The Scholarly Communications Strategies team can help with your publishing projects:
Create open textbooks! JMU faculty who want to create or customize open textbooks or other course content can use JMU Libraries Pressbooks, an easy-to-use tool for creating online books and interactive course materials. JMU Libraries offers the “EDU version” of Pressbooks, which includes features that support teaching and learning.
JMU Libraries offers an asynchronous aid for faculty authors who are creating open textbooks. This Canvas resource provides a foundation in open textbook publishing and you can go through the modules in order or pop into specific sections as questions arise. Modules include:
Choose license features to create the license that is best for your publication.
From the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, this report provides decision points for choosing an open license.