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A legitimate archive of free textbooks
March 9, 2013 | 4:19 pm

free textbooks I received an email earlier this week from Dr. Frank Lowney, an occasional TeleRead contributor, and the author of The Coming ePublishing Revolution in Higher Education. Dr. Lowney, who is professionally affiliated with Georgia College & State University, most definitely knows his stuff when it comes to college textbooks, and higher education in general. That's important to point out, because in his email, Dr. Lowney brought to my attention a fantastic online archive of entirely free, Creative Commons licensed textbooks. (That is to say, a completely legit archive.) And while I am familiar with the company that originally created the archive--they're known...

Morning Links — Stories you may have missed
November 5, 2012 | 8:30 am

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Flat World Knowledge launches platform for customizable digital textbooks
April 19, 2011 | 9:36 am

Screen shot 2011 04 19 at 9 36 13 AM From the press release: Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of free and open college textbooks for students worldwide, today announced the release of a new platform called MIYO (Make It Your Own). The fully-automated system gives professors greater control over textbook content, and the ability, with one click, to make their modified book available to students free online or in multiple, low-cost digital and print formats.MIYO (mee-oh) transforms a static textbook into an adaptable learning platform by combining a digital-first architecture with Flat World’s open licensing model that grants faculty the right to revise, remix and share its textbooks.“Unlike legacy...

Interview with Eric Frank, Flat World Knowledge, by Sue Polanka
April 7, 2011 | 9:55 am

Last week while at ACRL, I moderated a session on the role of the academic library with the adoption of digital textbooks.  Eric Frank, Co-Founder and President of Flat World Knowledge, was on the panel.  We had a chance to talk afterward about the Flat World Knowledge product and business model and the future of the digital textbook.  Eric’s interview and 30+ others are available on the interviews page. Popout Original audio source (frank.mp3) Via Sue Polanka's No Shelf Required ...

Ohio System teams with Flat World Knowledge on free digital textbooks
March 10, 2011 | 11:13 am

USOmap From Campus Technology: The University System of Ohio is setting a spark under faculty members to encourage them to try out digital textbooks in the classroom with a new pilot program that will allow 1,000 Ohio students to receive the texts for free. The system is working with Flat World Knowledge, a company that publishes textbooks online and in other formats. The deal made by the Ohio Board of Regents is just one of multiple digital book projects the university system is currently undertaking to encourage faculty to use digital resources in their courses. The goal is...

Flat World open textbooks receives $15 million in funding
January 20, 2011 | 8:59 am

flatworld.pngAccording the the Financial Times, funding is being led by Bertelsmann. Flat World Knowldedge offers free textbooks online, but sells print on demand editions as its sorts of funding. The new funds from Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Bessemer Venture Partners and others will allow the company to expand its catalogue of titles beyond a focus on business and economics to include books for the 125 most popular courses on college campuses, said Jeff Shelstad, chief executive. More info in the article....