We just received an updated list on the use of local textbooks by students of the University of Concepción. It was a good sign that a larger portion of them are classified as books of high demand, being actively used.
The University of Concepción has supported the development of textbooks by teachers for a long time. Currently there are over 300 textbooks that have been produced and, as mentioned before, being used.
The policy of developing textbooks responds mainly to the need of our student for cheap textbooks (they are sold at printing cost). The cost of an university degree is high and very few of the students I've talked to purchase books for the courses the take.
We hope that as part of the Global Text Project we can contribute with some of those books, and also that we can motivate other teachers in LatinAmerica with this effort.
Coordinator Spanish Library