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Getting Started with Open Press at NUI Galway (Pressbooks)

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Use our Open Press platform - powered by Pressbooks - to create and share educational materials. Here's how to get started.

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We're aiming to enable and encourage a culture of open publishing of learning materials at NUI Galway. Our Open Press platform - powered by Pressbooks - is an important part of how we're doing that.

This introductory session to the Pressbooks software will cover all the basics you need to get started publishing open texts and other educational resources. The session will cover:

  • Creating a book from scratch; cloning a book
  • License selection and metadata creation
  • Adding content such as front and back matter, chapters, headings and learning outcomes
  • An overview of multimedia and interactive content capability
  • Exporting into various formats like epub and pdf
  • the Pressbooks directory for Open Textbook discovery

This will be a virtual session for which you will receive a link to attend.

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The Library provides training on a variety of topics - all designed to help you gain the skills of finding, evaluating and using information more efficiently. Attending Library training will save you time and help you get better grades in your assignments and essays.

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