Book; Understanding Document Accessibility

A Reference for Creating Accessible Office Documents

Authors: Digital Education Strategies, The Chang School

Book Description: With much of the world gone digital, learning to create documents that are accessible to everyone is becoming a necessary skill. Intended for a general audience, this free resource reviews a wide range of document authoring applications, including the tools they contain for creating accessible documents, and tests them to ensure they do not contain potential barriers.

Learn how to create accessible word processed documents, spreadsheets, presentation slides, and PDF documents, among others, so they are accessible to everyone.

Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians

The book, Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians, is now published under CC BY and offers an additional way to access the openly licensed CC Certificate content. It’s available in print at the ALA store, or it can be downloaded from our website!

Whether you’re a volunteer, professor, instructional designer, researcher, administrator or technologist—or simply looking for a great holiday gift—this book offers a background on copyright law, as well as a clear guide to open licensing and open advocacy. You can read this book on its own or while taking the CC Certificate course.

The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world, “providing leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

After initial collaboration with the ALA on “Copytalk” webinars, we were delighted to partner with them for this project under the shared goal of increasing equitable access to information.

“GIS at school” Guidebook for biology, geograpy, and science teachers

This guidebook was prepared as a final publication of the EduGIS Academy project focused on promoting use of GIS/ICT at schools, in particular for biology, geography and science education. The book includes methodological guidelines for implementation of geoinformation in school education as well as ready-to-use lesson scenarios, incl. working sheets, etc.

Opening Science – How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing

Opening Science – The Evolving Guide on How the Web is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing. Edited by Sönke Bartling & Sascha Friesike.

The SpringerOpen book
Read the book online as a SpringerOpen book, which is accessible to anyone and available as an eBook.

The dynamic book
Read and edit the book online. It is available as an Open Access book on

About was initiated by researchers of the Berlin-based Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) to create a comprehensive and informative overview of current knowledge on the subject of Open Science. By providing news articles, research results and an extensive list of initiatives referring to the field of Open Science this platform is aimed primarily at an academic audience.

Setting up a community-based publisher; Cookbook for OA books

This book describes the experiences of setting up a community-based publisher, Language Science Press.
It discusses the main principles of community-based publishing and gives a very granular breakdown of the different tasks.
The discussion of the different tasks is complemented by readings, time lines, and a list of time sinks.

This book is complemented by the business model, open business data, and a spreadsheet for drafting and calculating own business models.



UH OER Training

A three-part training guide for bringing higher education instructors up to speed with Open Educational Resources (OER). This book was developed to serve as a standalone guide for independent creators and to support OER training through face-to-face, online, and hybrid delivery modes.