Appendix C: OpenStax Textbooks in Pressbooks

Last update: Oct 9, 2019

Each of the 33 OpenStax textbooks in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection has a Pressbooks copy.

The OpenStax collection contains a total of 59 books. Missing from the BCcampus Pressbooks collection are AP (Advanced Placement) books, translations, and first editions for which second editions have been released.

Links to Pressbooks copies can be found in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection by locating the record page for a specific OpenStax textbook and clicking on the “Editable” label under Get This Book on the right-hand side of the textbook’s web page. A second click to “Editable: Pressbooks copy” completes the task. Use the keyword “OpenStax” to reveal all OpenStax textbooks posted in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.

Custom copies

B.C. and Yukon instructors and staff who have created accounts on the free BCcampus self-serve instance of Pressbooks (and anyone with a Pressbooks account) can create personal copies of these OpenStax books by following instructions found in Add Content.

Because the OpenStax importing process wasn’t perfect and resulted in formatting errors, directions by each copy recommend that the online Pressbooks version of these books not be used in the classroom. Instead, students and instructors are encouraged to link to the original OpenStax online version provided on the record page.

Restrictions

Copyright, licensing, ISBNs, citing information, and redistribution instructions are listed at the bottom of the home page for each OpenStax Pressbooks copy. While textbook content is openly licensed, the OpenStax and OpenStax CNX names, logos, and book covers are not and may not be reproduced without the prior and express written consent of Rice University. For this reason, textbook covers are not posted in the Pressbooks copies.

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