Building a new publishing ecosystem, based on open principles.
Books and textbooks are central tools in our intellectual lives. While they are no longer alone in our media landscape, books maintain their critical place in our culture as the documentation of human knowledge and experience.
The Rebus Foundation builds new models and technology for open book publishing and reading on the web, to encourage deeper engagement, and to enable people (and machines) to use and build on books and reading in new and meaningful ways.
open web, open principles
In parallel with our work in open publishing and deep reading, we are members of the W3C, where we are helping develop a new vision for books that are native to the web. We want to help combine the portability of printed books with the interconnectedness and flexibility of the open web.learn more!
During June, some parts of the world recognize Pride Month, celebrating sexuality and gender diversity, as well as the importance of individual self-expression. In other parts of the world, however, governments and societies have moved to limit rights, protections, and respect for people who do not identify as heteronormative. Being open about identity is notKeep reading "Opening up LGBTQ discourse with a compelling textbook project"Read On
Are librarians superheroes? Are libraries a real-world amalgam of Themyscira, the Batcave, Xavier’s School, and Stark Industries (but made open to the public)? Yes, I think, especially after this past Friday’s conference of the ABQLA (L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec / Quebec Library Association). The 87th annual event took place in Montreal on May 24,Keep reading "Libraries at the Front Lines (of everything)"Read On
Watch the video recording of this Office Hours session, or keep reading for a full transcript. The chat transcript is also available, for those interested in reading the conversation that took place amongst participants and seeing resources shared. Note: If anyone would prefer to not be associated with their comments in either of these transcripts,Keep reading "May Office Hours: Strategies for Dealing with Invisible Labour (Audio and Chat Transcripts)"Read On
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a leader in philanthropic support for education, environment, and global development.
- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a leader in support to the arts and humanities, directed at the long-term well-being of diverse and democratic societies.