What is OPUS?
Open Publishing Suite (OPUS) collectively refers to a suite of services and tools offered by the Library. OPUS assists faculty and students in monograph and journal publishing or making their work available online. We offer support to KPU instructors to create or adapt open educational resources. Open Educational Resources (OERs) are materials licensed to be freely accessed, shared and adapted.
What do you want to do?
|CREATE & ADAPT USING PRESSBOOKS
|LAUNCH YOUR OWN OJS JOURNAL
|GET ZTC READY
Develop accessible open textbooks. Select the orange button and we'll get you started!
Publish your own journal using Open Journal System (OJS).
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Embed open content into your course sites - it's easier than you think! Step by step instructions with one-on-one help just a phone call away.
|GUIDE TO SEARCH & DISCOVER OER'S
|Submit your work to KORA
Find open textbooks and content in your subject area. You want to use open content, now learn how to find it. Use the guide or contact your liaison librarian and they can help you search for OER's in your subject area.
|KPU's digital repository
Search KORA for scholarly works by KPU authors.
|Don't know where to start? Contact the Open Ed office and we'll discuss options with you.
Want to learn more about Open Educational Resources?
The Library has a guide called Open Education Resources. We also participate annually in Open Education Week (March) and Open Access Week (October) and provide learning opportunities around the topic of open education.
What to expect when working with the OPUS team:
- Once we receive your request from the options above, if it is a request for a Pressbooks conversion, an OPUS team member will followup with you so that we can complete a Pressbooks Project Charter that will be used to guide the project.
- The OPUS team has established an Open Textbook Publishing Workflow v 4.0 that is used to ensure the project moves from beginning to end smoothly.