Selected books on collaboration, open source, 'open' health IT, and innovation in the 21st century.

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An Open World: Stories From the Open Source Community

Collected stories from the open source community. Articles included in this free eBook Read More »

Best Care Anywhere

The long-maligned Veterans Health Administration has become the highest-quality healthcare provider in the United States. This encouraging change not only has benefited veterans but also provides a blueprint for salvaging America's own deeply troubled healthcare system. Read More »

College Open Textbooks

The College Open Textbooks Collaborative is funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Read More »


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How Open Source is Shaping the Future of Business and Our Lives

How Open Source is Shaping the Future of Business and Our Lives is available from and is part of the 'All Things Open' conference interview series. Read More »

Internet Archives (IA)

The Internet Archive (IA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1996 to build a free online Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. Read More »

Making Open Innovation Work

In his book “Making Open Innovation Work” by Stefan Lindegaard, he states that 'open innovation' is a philosophy or mind-set that more and more organizations realize they need to embrace in order to succeed I the 21st century.  It's about organizations learning to trust and work with other organizations to solicit new ideas, share knowledge, and even work on projects that are mutually bene Read More »

Medical Dictionary

The main sources of the free online Medical Dictionary offered by TheFreeDictionary are The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Second Edition and Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Care Consumers, which provide authoritative descriptions of medical conditions, medications, anatomical terms, noted medical personalities and much more. Read More »

Medical Informatics 20/20

Medical Informatics 20/20: Quality and Electronic Health Records (EHR) through Collaboration, Open Solutions, and Innovation (COSI) -  Imagine a healthcare system in which digital and mobile technologies, medical knowledge at the point of need, and collaboration among providers deliver safe, high-quality care for everyone—a healthcare system that does not Read More »

NLM Bookshelf

NCBI Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Most of the books in our collection are provided in collaboration with the book publishers. Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.

O'Reilly Open Books

O'Reilly has published numerous books over the years using an open copyright license. They have partnered with two innovative non-profit organizations in this effort - Creative Commons and the Internet Archive. Many of the books are about the topic of open source or are about specific open source projects, languages, and products, e.g. Read More »

Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons

Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons provides teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER Commons provides a single point of access through which educators, students, and all learners can search,browse, evaluate, and discuss over 30,000 high-quality OER publications of all sorts. Read More »

Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution

This book is an excellent compendium of essays by the major open source leaders, including Torvalds, Stallman, Raymond, O'Reilly, and others.  While the book is now a bit dated, it is definitely worth reading to get a feel for the birth of the Open Revolution and the thoughts of its founders. A free, online version of this book is available from O'Reilly Books.