Book Title: Print-on-Demand Guide

Subtitle: A reference for setting up an open textbook print-on-demand service

Author: Lauri M. Aesoph

Book Description: The Print-on-Demand Guide provides an overview for post-secondary institutions interested in offering on-demand and pre-order printing services for open textbooks and other OER. Discussions on why offering a print option enhances learning accessibility for some students are included, as well as, templates that can be used to take inventory of open educational activity and interest on campus.

License:
Creative Commons Attribution

Contents

Book Information

Book Description

The Print-on-Demand Guide provides an overview for post-secondary institutions interested in offering on-demand and pre-order printing services for open textbooks. In addition to being an instruction manual, various templates in this guide can be used as tools for taking inventory of open educational activity and interest on campus. For post-secondary institutions interested in expanding student accessibility to learning, information on personal preference, limited computer and internet availability, learning needs, literacy, and accessibility in general provides background on why to offer a print option for course materials.

The guide is laid out in four parts and covers the history behind print on demand; situations when printing open textbooks is warranted; reasons why an on-campus print-on-demand service benefits the post-secondary community; suggestions, considerations, and templates for setting up a print-on-demand service. Chapters include research, real-life examples, and quotes from bookstores, printshops, and libraries.

Author

Lauri M. Aesoph

License

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Print-on-Demand Guide by BCcampus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Subject

Prints & printmaking

Metadata

Title
Print-on-Demand Guide
Author
Lauri M. Aesoph
Editor
Arianna Cheveldave
License

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Print-on-Demand Guide by BCcampus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

© 2020 BCcampus

The CC licence permits you to retain, reuse, copy, redistribute, and revise this book — in whole or in part — for free, providing the author is attributed as follows:

The BCcampus Open Education Print-on-Demand Guide by Lauri M. Aesoph is used under a CC BY 4.0 licence.

If you redistribute all or part of this book, it is recommended the following statement be added to the copyright page so readers can access the original book at no cost:

Download for free from the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.

This guide can be referenced. In APA style, it should appear as follows:

Aesoph, L.M. (2020). Print-on-Demand Guide. Victoria, BC: BCcampus. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/printondemand/

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Ebook ISBN: 978-1-77420-069-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-77420-068-1

Primary Subject
Prints & printmaking
Additional Subject(s)
Open learning, distance education
Publisher
BCcampus
Publication Date
June 30, 2020
Ebook ISBN
978-1-77420-069-8
Print ISBN
978-1-77420-068-1