La Trobe University

La Trobe University Library

Library Business Services Team

Andrew Iacuone, Senior Manager, Library Business Services
Phone: +61394791922

Program Overview

The La Trobe eBureau’s mission is to invest in the development of quality, open access resources to support online and blended learning. All La Trobe eBureau textbooks are written by La Trobe authors for La Trobe courses. The aim is to promote the expertise of La Trobe academics and reduce resource costs for students by providing open access textbooks, available anytime, anywhere.

Publishing Activities Began: 2016
Location: Australia
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 0.8
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); journals, campus-based faculty-created.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal2
Campus-based Student-driven Journals
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.


Top Publications:
  • How to Do Science: Human Physiology (OER)
  • Don't cheat yourself: Scenarios to clarify collusion confusion (OER)
  • Research and Evidence in Practice (OER)
  • Gallipoli, Anzacs and the Great War (OER)
  • Caesar’s Triumphs over Gaul and Rome (OER)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • history
  • textbooks


Internal Partners: individual faculty

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • author advisory – copyright
  • budget preparation
  • business model development
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • copyediting
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • image services
  • ISBN registry
  • peer review management
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • In-house

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
La Trobe eBureau is a library service that is committed to high quality open access textbook publishing. Planning is focussed on increasing the number of titles available across a range of discipline areas.
Highlighted Publication

Research and Evidence in Practice

This ebook is an introduction to the use of research-based evidence in professional health-care practice. It will help you to understand the role of evidence in health care, including how evidence is developed, and how to interpret research methods and outcomes.

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