From CUNY Academic Commons

Ebook creation tools/platforms

  • Calibre – free and open source e-book computer software that organizes, saves and manages e-books, supporting a variety of formats; multiple platforms; file conversion such as HTML>EPUB.
  • GitHub – anyone have any experience using this for something like a book project?
  • Sigil – multi-platform EPUB ebook editor
  • Wikibooks – would be good for publicity/visibility, both a plus and a minus

E-Textbook Resources

  • College Open Textbooks Community – Ning community with over 1,000 members; a ton of textbook resources, adoption programs (reviewers).
  • Community College Open Textbook Collaborative – The Collaborative includes the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), Connexions, the Institute for Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), and other organizations.
  • Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
  • Connexions – An open content alternative to the textbook model from Rice University; aims to provide a collaborative, easily modified collection of “…educational materials for everyone — from children to college students to professionals — organized in small modules that are easily connected into larger collections or courses. All content is free to use and reuse under the Creative Commons “attribution” license.”
  • Flat World Knowledge – A provider of open access textbooks online, with content made available in a range of formats: free online to low-cost print or downloadable versions.
  • Open Educational Resources Commons – Browse, search, use, and contribute to free, openly-licensed educational materials for K-12 through college.
  • Student PIRGs – Make Textbooks Affordable
  • Textbook Media – A provider of online textbooks available via a range of formats/cost, free online with advertising or a low-cost ad-free version in print.

Selected Links for Librarians on the Commons Wiki

(via Libraries and Library Issues on the Commons)