Since this partnership is about preparing for the innovative publishing of electronic books, the 3-year programme will be followed by a longer period of development and common work for several years. We plan to make the method (Rich Annotator System, RAS) applicable on the long run. MA and PhD students specialized in literature, as future teachers and researchers would benefit directly and ensure sustainability of the results of the project. They can use these materials for their teaching activity, building them in the curricula and teaching materials, different research and thesis writing, etc.
The network of partner universities won’t cease to exist and work together even after the end of the project, as it used to be after the 4-year long Erasmus IP project implemented years ago. Again, as the core membership are partners in LEA, an organization focusing on and devoted to reading, operating for years without external funding, the professional, academic and scientific “community” and support will be maintained. They will monitor and supervise the extension of Rich Reading (RR) items in different publications, and thus the RAS database. With the growth and spread of this IT application we are convinced that a self-maintaining and self-developing product, output will be developed. Especially as we plan to involve regular and e-publishing companies in the project who will be financially interested in the continuation and further development of RAS and the project.
Also, partners are committed to invent this new reading method, and the teaching with the help of this method in their own academic activities in their MA and PhD programmes even without external funding. As we are training high school teachers for the future, the spread of the method and RAS is going to be “automatically” maintained and developed.
Nevertheless, we will strive to receive external funding for the continuation of the project thus ensuring sustainability of our results and outputs. We are planning to take part in future projects, e.g. capacity building together with members of this project to develop a curriculum based on this method and related expertise in reading and teaching.
At last, PPCU has been running an internal system of grants for three years now. Significant part of the financial support the university receives annually is available for financing projects which do not have external funding. Therefore, even after the granted period, PPCU will most probably have sufficient funds to maintain the project, finance travels, meetings and new outputs, if necessary.