Washington State University has joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives.
OTN supports the Open Textbook Library, which provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed and openly licensed textbooks. The network now encompasses more than 40 universities and colleges from around the country, including University of Washington, Oregon State University and Portland State University in the Pacific Northwest.
“We’re excited to join Open Textbook Network and see this as an opportunity to support larger efforts on campus to make education more affordable for students,” said Talea Anderson, scholarly communication librarian at WSU Libraries.
As a network member, WSU will work with the OTN team to plan and promote on-campus workshops on adopting open textbooks; gather and report open textbook adoption numbers and measure impact; and contribute ideas and expertise to shape the future of OTN.
For more information about OTN, visit https://research.cehd.umn.edu/otn/.