AcademicPub, lets professors build "textbooks" by pulling content from the Web, clearing copyright in real time when necessary; from its own library, which includes pre-cleared content from a number of academic publishers; and from the professors' own files. As the professor builds the book, AcademicPub keeps a running tally of how much it will cost for students. If a professor thinks the price of the book is getting too high, she can ax certain parts or substitute in content from open sources.You can read the whole article here.
Friday, August 26, 2011
AcademicPub Mentioned in Inside Higher Ed
From an article about the rise of custom alternatives to traditional coursebooks: