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Open Educational Resources (OER) Program

This guide provides an introduction to open educational resources (OER), where to find them, and how to use materials for teaching and learning.

Pressbooks Open Textbook Publishing

Butler University, in partnership with the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), provides no-cost access to Pressbooks for the Butler community interested in creating or modifying open textbooks. Pressbooks is a web-based publishing tool that allows authors to easily import content and export the resulting publication to a variety of formats, including MOBI, EPUB, and PDF. Additionally, the platform and compatible plugins support embedded multimedia, interactive assessment, and web annotation. 

OER projects supported by the PALNI are created and hosted in Pressbooks. We currently provide Pressbooks documentation and technical support. If you're interested in using Pressbooks for your textbook project, please contact us at

Pressbooks 101 Training

This video covers the basics of using Pressbooks.

Advanced Pressbooks Training

This video covers the advanced features of Pressbooks.

Creating Open Textbooks Videos

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