September 15, 2016

Open access textbooks available at Alloway Library

TWU is a BCcampus
That’s good news for TWU students and faculty who want to use any of the 154 textbooks funded by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and managed by BCcampus.

The titles in the collection cover the top 40 first & second year subject areas in BC’s public post-secondary institutions. Like instructors at any institution, TWU faculty may have their own preference for textbooks that are not be part of the Open Textbook listings.

Alloway Library’s online catalogue is updated as new titles are added or replace older material. 

Here’s the quick intro about the Open Textbook Project on BCcampus’ website. 

BCcampus is contributing to the development of an open future for teaching practices and educational resources. A goal of the B.C. Open Textbook Project is to provide flexible and affordable access to higher education resources in B.C. by making available openly-licensed textbooks in the highest-enrolled academic subject areas.
 Our open textbooks are openly licensed using a Creative Commons license, and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge, or print on demand books available at cost.”

Current textbooks cover business and accounting, nursing, maths, biology, chemistry, history, communications, computer sciences, English, psychology, sociology, philosophy and writing among others.  To see the full collection in Alloway Library's catalogue, you can do an author keyword search  for  BC Open Textbook Project  or simply BCcampus.

For more information about the Open Textbook Project and BC Open Ed including FAQs visit the BCcampus website

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