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MSU Libraries provides no-cost access to Pressbooks for the MSU community interested in creating or modifying open textbooks. Pressbooks is a web-based publishing tool that allows authors to easily import content and export the resulting publication to a variety of formats, including MOBI, EPUB, and PDF. Additionally, the platform and compatible plugins support embedded multimedia, interactive assessment, and web annotation.
OER projects supported by the MSU Libraries are created and hosted inPressbooks. We provide Pressbooks training, technical support, accessibility checks, cover design, and intellectual property guidance. Additionally, we'll help migrate content into Pressbooks from other formats for authors interested in modifying existing OER. Contact us at email@example.com.
Pressbooks 101 Training
This video covers the basics of using Pressbooks.
Advanced Pressbooks Training
This video covers the advanced features of Pressbooks.
This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.
This is a five-step guide for faculty, and those who support faculty, who want to modify an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included.