Scope of Pressbooks platform

Scope of a JMU Libraries Pressbooks platform

JMU Libraries Pressbooks installation is a book and e-book publishing platform for materials that support teaching, learning,and scholarship. The final publication might be online, print-on-demand, and/or openly licensed. The following uses are encouraged:

  • Textbooks
  • Open access books
  • White papers and technical reports

The following uses are outside the scope of Pressbooks:

  • Journals
  • Websites
  • Portfolios
  • Hosting of sensitive or confidential data. See JMU Policy 1205 for information about handling sensitive and confidential data.
  • Publications without a JMU-affiliated account holder

Compliance with other relevant JMU and Libraries policies:

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

JMU Libraries encourages the best practice of writing MOUs in the early planning stages of significant projects. MOUs describe stakeholder roles and responsibilities so all parties embark on a project with clear expectations. An MOU may be revised at any time by mutual agreement. Authors are encouraged to consult with Liz Thompson, via thomp3ea@jmu.edu or this form, as early as possible in the planning phase to learn about publishing best practices and recommendations.

License

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JMU Libraries Pressbooks Guidelines by JMU Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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