There are lots of things going on in the UK. In addition to all the volcanic ash playing havoc in the atmosphere there this week, JISC has been busy putting together an OER (Open Educational Resources) Infokit.
OK, who and what is JISC? Their About statement says; “JISC inspires UK colleges and universities in the innovative use of digital technologies, helping to maintain the UK’s position as a global leader in education.” They are based in the UK and have many partnerships that support their efforts. They have a very good discussion on their JISC website on all the things they are involved with.
Their OER Infokit is in draft format right now and they are soliciting input. Check it out, it will be worth your time. There is a wealth of information in the infokit comprising of info you are familiar with as well as alot of new info and points of view.
I encourage you to to send comments to the JISC as well as replying to this post. Looks like they are a good organization to work with to help promote the concept of Open Textbooks.