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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

This guide provides information about Open Educational Resources, or OER. is a WordPress-based online platform for self-publishing books in multiple formats: e-books, webbooks, and print-ready PDFs. The software, which is open source, makes significant changes to the WordPress admin interface, web presentation, and export routines. Although popular with monographs, edited collections, open textbooks, its built-in interactive H5P plug-in also makes it a good choice for Open Educational Resources.

The Claremont Colleges Library now provides access to Pressbooks, an easy-to-use e-book authoring platform that can be used to publish Open Textbooks and other OERS.

Current Claremont Colleges Students, Faculty and Staff can request a consultation and access to Pressbooks by contacting Jennifer Beamer, Scholarly Communications Librarian, at jenniferb at claremont dot edu.

We can partner with you and your students to learn about:

  • open publishing
  • authors' rights
  • copyright
  • fair use
  • creative commons licenses
  • open pedagogy

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Studetns

Ed. Elizabeth Mays

Book Description: A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources. This is a first edition, compiled by Rebus Community, and we welcome feedback and ideas to expand the text.

Pressbooks Users Guide


Book Description: Welcome to the growing guide to Pressbooks! This user guide will walk you through everything you can do with Pressbooks. Find answers for common questions you may have while building your books.