May 26, 2022

An IMLS Funded Project From Collaborative Knowledge Foundation and Open Textbook Network Will Allow More Faculty To Create Their Own Open Textbooks

From the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation:

More faculty will be able to create their own open textbooks thanks to a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support a collaborative project led by the Open Textbook Network (OTN), in partnership with Coko.

“A National Platform for Authoring Open Textbooks” seeks to lower barriers to textbook publishing by offering a modern publishing solution that is freely available to all. The IMLS grant (LG-36-19-0035-19) will support this project in developing processes and tools to equip a broad community of authors to write and publish open textbooks.

The project will be informed by the OTN community and built on Coko’s Editoria software.

Read the Complete Announcement

For More Info on Other Recently Awarded IMLS Grants, See: “Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Announces 60 Grants, Totaling $16.2 Million to Libraries Across America” (June 27, 2019)

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