The La Trobe eBureau publishes engaging, high quality, open-access etextbooks.
The mission of the eBureau is to invest in the development of quality open access resources to support online and blended learning.
All eBureau resources are written by La Trobe University academics for La Trobe courses and subjects. The La Trobe eBureau provides academics with editing, design, copyright, peer review and online publishing services.
What does the La Trobe eBureau offer for La Trobe academic authors?
The La Trobe eBureau provides academics with professional editing, design, copyright, peer review and online publishing services. The eBureau has a distinctive identity design that is applied to all publications.
To ensure eBureau publications are high quality, library staff coordinate manuscript editing services including structural and copy editing. In addition, expert peer reviewers are engaged based on discipline and internal and external design services are coordinate based on the requirements of each new textbook.
eBureau services also include copyright status checking relating to the use and reproduction of images, audio, video, diagrams and text. This process ensures all published third party materials in eBureau resources meet statutory requirements related to Creative Commons licences in an open access environment.
How does the eBureau promote the scholarship of La Trobe academics?
The eBureau promotes the scholarship of La Trobe academics by making sure textbooks published by the eBureau are highly visible, and discoverable. All of the published etextbooks are available to La Trobe students via the La Trobe Reading Lists system or the Learning Management System, and to both students and to the wider community via either the library catalogue, the La Trobe eBureau website, or Google.
How does the La Trobe eBureau support the University Learning & Teaching Plan and Student Success and Retention Plan
The La Trobe eBureau directly supports online modes of learning to create an outstanding student experience.
How will my students benefit from using La Trobe eBureau?
La Trobe eBureau textbooks are high quality, tailored, interactive, multi-media education resources, written by La Trobe academics specifically to support La Trobe courses and subjects.
eBureau etextbooks are openly available free of charge from any location, on any device, at any time. Etextbooks published by the eBureau are available in a number of formats to ensure equality of access for La Trobe students.
Find out more about student perceptions of open access textbooks
Julien, B. L., Lexis, L., Salisbury, F., Russell, K., & Loch, B. (2018). Human Physiology Students’ Perceptions of etextbooks: Towards Open Access as an Alternative to Traditional Textbooks. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (formerly CAL-laborate International), 26(7), 38–51.