Library To Publish 5 New Open Textbooks

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Following the successful publication of five open textbooks through PDX Open, Portland State University Library is pleased to announce the forthcoming authoring and publication of five additional open textbooks, all of which will be authored by PSU faculty and published in PDXScholar. Publication is scheduled for January 2016.

A stipend of $2,500 is being provided to each faculty author, with support from Library donors as well as a contribution from PSU Intensive English Language Program (IELP).

The selected faculty authors and textbooks are:

Amber Bliss Calderón, Intensive English Language Program
Textbook Title: Untitled
Course Information: LING 124

Robert Sanders, World Languages and Literatures
Textbook Title: Leyendas y arquetipos de España: Terror y fantasía en la modernidad española
Course Information – used by Spanish majors and minors

KyungAh Yoon, World Languages & Literatures
Textbook Title: Learning Korean Through Folktales
Course Information: KOR 103, KOR 203, KOR 301

Emiko Konomi, School of Business Administration
Textbook Title: Beginning Japanese for Professionals
Course Information: MIM505: Beginning Japanese 1, 2, and 3

Lina Gomaa-Moulds, World Languages & Literatures
Textbook Title: From MSA to CA
Course Information: Arabic majors and minors

Open textbooks are digital in format and made freely available over the web for students at PSU and beyond. Open textbooks are published in PDXScholar, the university’s institutional repository managed by PSU Library.

PSU Library thanks the faculty members who submitted textbook proposals as well as the faculty and staff who assisted in proposal review.