Contributor: Leah Root

Leah Root

Library Web Developer, State of New York University at Geneseo@rootleah

I develop applications and databases for SUNY Geneseo Library and beyond. I have nearly 20 years' experience in UNIX, Linux, .NET, SQL, .PHP, mySQL, and herding cats. I am an advocate for Open Source, Open Educational Resources, and Open Access. I love WordPress.

Session: How WordPress saved our open educational services program

Our open textbooks program went from one college, three part-time staff, very little funding, an unwieldy website platform, no digitized book production, no statistics, no author participation and many unanswered questions like, “What are open textbooks and why should we care?” to: open educational services, 64 partner colleges, an executive director, advisory board, multiple book…

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