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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Information about using open educational resources (OER) at Red Deer Polytechnic.

Pressbooks @ RDP

Red Deer Polytechnic Library is a participating institution in the Open Education Alberta initiative, a collaborative, no-fee publishing service for open textbooks and other OER. This gives RDP faculty and staff access to the Pressbooks publishing platform, which can be used to adapt existing open textbooks to the needs of students or to create new openly licensed resources.

What is Pressbooks?

Pressbooks is a Canadian-based book publishing tool that can be used to create, adapt, and publish open books. Authors can copy existing open books and adapt them to their own context, or create new openly licensed books.

Here are examples of open books published using Pressbooks:

Request a Pressbooks Account

Who can request an account?

Any member of the Red Deer Polytechnic community (faculty, staff, students) can request a Pressbooks account. You must have a proposed book project in order to be issued an account.

How do I request an account?

Complete the Pressbooks Account Request form below to initiate the request. You will be contacted by a Librarian who will outline the features of Pressbooks and your responsibilities as a Pressbooks User. All users must sign and agree to the terms of the publishing agreement before an account will be issued.


Get Started with Pressbooks

Accessibility in Pressbooks

Permissions and Acknowledgement:

This guide also contains content adapted from MacEwan University Library and Mount Royal University Library with permission. If you use any of the information, please ensure to comply with the terms and conditions of use imposed by the owners or licensees of those materials.

Creative Commons License This guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.