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BCCampus was started in October 2012 with the goal to create textbooks for the 40 highest taken subjects by first and second year university students in British Columbia. The site is constantly being updated with new ideas about collaborations and new books, and they currently have 38 open books on the site.  The site is very well organized and easy to navigate, and the links to books are directly to PDF, HTML, Epub, website, and zip files. some books are reviewed by BC Faculty, and some are written by them in “sprints” where faculty members get together and write a book in 4 days. Whether this is effective may be questionable, but it is helping them reach their goal.

Some of their books are from other initiatives and they found them suitable to place on their site. The ease of downloading books is nice, but there is some material whose quality is in question, and have not been reviewed. When I tried to download some of their content on a different computer, I was unable to do so through any of the formats.

Website Category Rating (1-5 Stars) Comments
Ease of Use 3stars Website is very plain but it makes it that much easier to find resources. Very well organized, and works well since there are only around 50 books at the moment. My only issue was my inability to use it across platforms.
Truly Free All the books are freely downloadable in a variety of formats.
Quality 3stars Some books are written too quickly, do not have reviews, and are not sufficient to cover material.
Offering 3stars Books are spread across subjects but some are not as filled out as others.
Books Category Rating (1-5 Stars) Comments
Size Appropriate 3stars The books are mostly appropriate, but some leave some things to be desired.
Proofreading 5stars Books are well proofread and well-edited.
Reviewed 3stars Some books are reviewed, but not all. Some are also put up for review and then updated.
Supplemental Material
(answers to problems, glossary, index)
Picture1 Most of the books have the required supplemental material.

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