Workshop Reminder — Publish Digital Books & Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

A presentation slide with dark red background, library logo, and text about the event that reads: "Public digital books and open educational resources with Pressbooks. Berkeley Library, Timothy Vollmer, Scholarly Communication + Copyright Librarian, Office of Scholarly Communication Services, September 20, 2023."

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 11:00am–12:30pm
Location: Zoom only. Register via LibCal and you’ll receive the Zoom link for the event.

If you’re looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You’ll leave the workshop with a project already under way.

Curious about how UC Berkeley faculty, students, and staff have used Pressbooks? Check out some of the Berkeley-created digital books and resources below, or browse over 5,700 open access books on the Pressbooks Directory.

Six book covers from Pressbooks created by UC Berkeley faculty, students, and staff.