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Reports, Articles & Conference Proceedings

The latest news, reports, and articles can be found on our home page. Additional resources can be found on the articles and proceedings page and the reports page. Explore the archive of our February 2012 symposium Developing a Digital Textbook Strategy for Your Campus.

Our goal is to promote awareness of and cooperation among open textbook initiatives, as well to provide information about open textbook efforts in our home state of Florida. Learn more about the available:

Promotion and Tenure Resources

- Recognizing and rewarding faculty digital scholarly work

Access to Scholarly Works

- Institution policy related to making scholarly work available to the broadest audience

U.S. & State Legislation

Browse the latest in U.S. federal and state legislation on open access textbooks. Please note that the definition of textbooks and open access textbooks varies among current and proposed legislation on open textbooks.

Open Textbook Websites

Looking for an Open Textbook? Browse the collections available from our list of open textbook websites. Please note that definitions of what constitutes an open textbook vary among sites. Websites.

Open Textbook Initiatives

Orange Grove Texts Plus

Orange Grove Texts Plus is a joint initiative of the University Press of Florida and The Orange Grove, Florida’s Digital Repository. The goal of this partnership is to reduce the cost of books to students by offering online and print versions of texts that are affordable, accessible, and adaptable to reader preferences.


Connexions is a repository composed of educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized in a variety of ways (e.g., as courses, books, reports) Anyone may view or contribute resources. Connexions works closely with the Open Textbook Collaborative....  read more

Community College Open Textbook Collaborative

The Community College Open Textbook Collaborative provides training for instructors adopting open educational resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, an online professional network, support for authors opening their resources, and other services. Funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation this group is a collection of colleges, governmental agencies, educational nonprofits, and other education related organizations.

Global Text Project

The goal of the Global Text Project is to create open content electronic textbooks that are freely available from a website, to make textbooks available to the many who cannot afford them. Distribution will also be possible via paper, CD, or DVD. Initially they are focusing on content development and Web distribution, working with relevant authorities to facilitate dissemination by other means when bandwidth is unavailable or inadequate. The Global Text Project is funded by the Jacobs Foundation.

Funded by Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)