State University of New York Faculty and Libraries publishing Open Textbooks
The Open SUNY Textbook Program will produce fifteen free online textbooks in 2013, thanks to the support from a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) and library funding, and the time and talent of librarians and consultation by SUNY Press.
With only a two-week call for proposals to SUNY faculty, the program received 38 excellent proposals for open textbooks. When the participating libraries realized how many great proposals they received, and grant funding limited the possible number to publish to 4 textbooks, libraries stepped up to the plate to contribute additional funding to help produce even more textbooks than originally planned. The new goal is to publish fifteen excellent textbooks in disciplines across the curriculum:
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