As part of the JISC Collections funded e-textbook project
the University of Nottingham is creating, and self-publishing two e-textbooks
in two different subject areas. This will help address the question of whether
institutional publication models can help provide a more affordable higher
education, and promote a better, more sustainable information environment for
libraries, students and faculty.
The title of the first e-textbook is ‘Applied Ethics’. This
will be authored by academic staff members from the Department of Philosophy.
Nottingham's Department of Philosophy is a centre of excellence in research and
teaching and especially strong in the areas of metaphysics, mind and language,
The title of the second e-textbook is ‘Corporate
Responsibility & Sustainability in Practice.’ The authoring of this
publication will be led by a team from the International Centre for Corporate
Social Responsibility (ICCSR) at Nottingham University Business School. The
ICCSR was established in 2002 with the aim of leading the international
development of responsible and sustainable corporate practice. The Business
School team will partner with the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and
Sustainability (ICRS), which the new not-for-profit body being established to
identify, recognise, promote and support high standards of practice by
individual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability professionals.
The University of Nottingham will act as publisher of both
titles but different business and distribution models will be used for each.
‘Applied Ethics’ will be published as an Open Educational Resource (OER) under
a Creative Commons licence. ‘Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability in
Practice’ will be published using a Freemium model, with some versions of
escalating functionality and support being offered.
More information will be added when the e-textbooks are ready for publication or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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