Presentation on theme: "Elena Sipria-Mironov Project Manager University of Tartu Library"— Presentation transcript:
1 Estonian language digital textbook - the project that initiated Open Access ideas Elena Sipria-MironovProject ManagerUniversity of Tartu LibraryEstonia
2 Conquest of Ararat in1829Reise zum Ararat. Th. 1-2 / von Dr. Friedrich Parrot …(Berlin, 1834)
3 The main goal of Estonian language textbook project fulfilling students need for textbooks which are sold outnot to bring students away from printed books, but rather to fulfill the lack of availability of textbooks in the library
4 What is the difference between an e-textbook and a paper textbook? E-textbook offers much more possibilities:a search-in-the text functionit is easy to mark or copy the textan e-textbook the reader can use an electronic bookmarkinternal and external links in the text and various multimedia possibilities
5 The government is paying three times for the same textbook: The authors are usually faculty members whose salary comes from a university budgetFunding publishing by paying entirely or partially for the printing, editing, authors’ fees etcLibrary’s book buying budget consists of university’s and government’s funds
6 The options of how to provide Estonian language textbooks to students in University of Tartu Tartu University Library chose to use the Ebrary platformpublishing in institutional repository on DSpacereceiving the feedbackoffering professors statistics about the usage of their digital study materialsLibrary is willing to help university authors in order to make their textbook publishing more effective and successful
7 Negotiation and submission process Author + publishersquestionnaireagreementContractE-textbook
8 we cannot afford paying for the publishers A compensation systemwe cannot afford paying for the publisherswe are paying for authors for their book licensethree paper books’ prices
10 Problems Positive aspects copyright issuesagreements with publisherspotential cases of plagiarisman access of special-needs students to textbooksE-textbook:saves resourcesis easily accessedoffers a flexible option to modify the textwould resolve the issue of a chronic lack of textbooks
11 Cultural valuea small language can be a benefitit could also be a national pridelong-term preservation guarantees
12 A textbook has become a valuable part in an academic CV An e-textbook must be edited and peer-reviewedAn e-textbook has a systemic structureIt is advisable to include exercises that support learning and guidelines for teaching in an e-textbookAn e-textbook incorporates links for navigation between different chapters and parts of the textbookIt is advisable to use multimedia possibilities in an e-textbookAn e-textbook must be in the most universal format (EPUB, PDF, HTML etc.).
13 We believe thatIt might be beneficial to migrate or develop from closed institutional collection to nationwide Open Access collection in order to receive financial support from the government
14 The University of Tartu Press has new directions towards OA academic publishing
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