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Open for UTA Students: Pressbooks

Mavs Open Press, operated by the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (UTA Libraries), offers no-cost services for UTA faculty, staff, and students who wish to openly publish their scholarship. The Libraries’ program provides human and technological resources that empower our communities to publish new open access journals, to convert traditional print journals to open access publications, and to create or adapt open educational resources (OER).

Pressbooks is a web-based authoring tool based on WordPress, and it is the primary tool that Mavs Open Press (in addition to many other open textbook publishers) uses to create and adapt open textbooks. In May 2018, Pressbooks announced their Accessibility Policy, which outlines their efforts and commitment to making their software accessible.

Resources published by Mavs Open Press are openly licensed using Creative Commons licenses and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge.

Guide to Pressbooks

Use this link to go to the UTA Pressbooks catalog. Once there, you can click on any of the available publications to access the resource online or download it in any of the available formats. Print and digital PDFs work best for having an offline copy of the resource, while MOBI and EPUB formats are available for those using ebook readers.

UTA Pressbooks catalog

Downloading in other formats

Navigating in Pressbooks


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Print Serivces

Optional print copies may be available through the UTA Bookstore or can be purchased through print-on-demand services, such as