Open SUNY Textbooks

Mission

The mission of Open SUNY Textbooks is to provide an academic-friendly publishing model and infrastructure which supports faculty adoption, remixing, and creation of open educational resources (OER) and courses.

We are dedicated to improving student learning outcomes and addressing the affordability of course materials.

Contact us at ost@geneseo.edu

History

OSTlogo-BLUE-revOpen SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants. This pilot initiative publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as publishing service and infrastructure.

The pilot launched in 2012, providing an editorial framework and service to authors, students and faculty, and establishing a community of practice among libraries. The first pilot is publishing 15 titles, with a second pilot to follow that will add more textbooks and participating libraries.

Participating libraries in the 2012-2013 pilot include SUNY Geneseo, College at Brockport, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Fredonia, Upstate Medical University, and University at Buffalo, with support from other SUNY libraries and SUNY Press. The 2013-2014 pilot will add more titles, and includes new participating libraries; SUNY Oswego, Monroe Community College, and more soon.

 

Editorial Team
IITG Grant Principal Investigator
IITG Grant Founding PI
Partner Libraries

Open access policy

This press provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Open SUNY Textbooks are available to all thanks to the authors sharing their work using a Creative Commons License Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA.