Create new or adapted works published with an open licence, to enhance student access to materials and your impact in teaching.
As part of its commitment to open scholarship in all its forms, RMIT is expanding its capacity to create and promote new open educational resources (OER). One element of this is open publishing, the creation of new or adapted works which are published with an open licence.
The Library’s Open Publishing Team can help.
We can assist with:
RMIT Open Press is the imprint under which open textbooks are published at RMIT. Open textbooks published by RMIT authors are supported by Pressbooks, a self-publishing platform. Pressbooks enables authors to integrate text, multimedia and activities in a dynamic resource for teaching and sharing freely with learners and other teachers.
The Pressbooks Directory provides access to thousands of open textbooks that can be adapted to suit local students’ needs.
RMIT University is a member of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Open Educational Resources Collective. The Collective aims to facilitate the collaborative authoring of Open Textbooks. This includes the opportunity for academic authors at RMIT University to apply for DIY Open Textbook Grants.
The RMIT Open Publishing Team is actively engaged in the Australian and international open education community, including membership of the Open Educational Practice Special Interest Group and the Council of Australian University Librarians Open Educational Resources Collective and Open Educational Resources Advocacy Project Team, who have produced the Open Educational Resources Advocacy Toolkit.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.