Friday, June 3, 2016

Review of the ANU Press

The Australian National University (ANU) is inviting submissions for a review of ANU Press.  The press started in 2003 (for a while it was called the "ANU ePress", but the "e" was dropped). ANU Press produces books in free open access electronic versions and print-on-demand.

I have found ANU Press of use for teaching. The web compatible format, stable web addresses and the lack of access control allow me to include the material as a reading for a course without having to worry if the student will be able to get it.

One suggestion is that ANU should consider creating free open access journals alongside its e-books. My favorite example of an on-line journal is the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. IRRODL uses the free open access OJS software and provides articles in HTML and as audio files, as well as the more usual PDF. This makes them very useful for students.

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