Using the Lynn University Digital Press (LUDP) model, attendees will be introduced to an alternative means of library as publisher, which hones in on faculty-as-author and embraces iBooks Author software to demonstrate how curricula, specifically at institutions of higher learning, are able to embrace tailored digital scholarship while simultaneously reducing the burden of costly textbooks on university students’ wallets. The LUDP model will be detailed at length, providing insight into best practices, workflow procedures, author compensation models, peer review, and the incorporation of visual aids and interactivity to illustrate these processes. Also discussed: digital resources that the university takes advantage of to further assist the cause of reducing textbook costs for its students, like Cengage: Digital Learning & Online Textbooks. The session will conclude with audience Q&A.
Digital Book World 2018
Chussler, J. & Dubruiel, D. (2018, October). Reducing textbook costs through technology. Presented at Digital Book World 2018 at Music City Center in Nashville, TN.