We noticed that you recently created an account with Penn State Pressbooks. Welcome to the Penn State Open Resource community!
Before you start using Pressbooks, there are a few things to note:
- Review the Penn State Pressbooks Quickstart Guide and Pressbooks’ User Guide for an in-depth understanding of Pressbooks.
- Control your book’s privacy settings
- Choosing a copyright license
- Pressbooks was designed as a publishing platform for educational content. Many of the resources on Pressbooks are openly licensed.
- For more information about what it means for resources to be “open” please see the following resources.
- What is Open?
- Licensing Open Work – Creative Commons Licensing
- Copyright or licensing questions? Contact the Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright at PSU.
- Pressbooks Directory
- “Pressbooks Directory is a free, searchable catalog that includes 5,514 open access books published by 153 organizations and networks using Pressbooks. It’s easy to copy, revise, remix, and redistribute any openly licensed content found here using Pressbooks’ publishing platform. Nearly all books are highly accessible, and many include interactive H5P learning activities to engage learners.”
- Pressbooks users have the option to add their Pressbook to the Directory which allows global access to the book by those searching the Directory. If you don’t want this, you can opt out; and your book will not be listed in the Directory.
- Accessibility – Public books MUST be accessible. It is a best practice to make any resource you are creating accessible for all users. For more information about accessibility, visit the Accessibility at PSU website or email email@example.com.
- Technical questions? Consult the Pressbooks’ User Guide or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below, you will find some general resources related to OER:
- Penn State OER Website
- If you are looking for more information about Pressbooks or Open Educational Resources (OER) in general, please send us an email at email@example.com or schedule a consultation with someone from the Penn State Open and Affordable Resources (OAER) Working Group.
If you require further assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org