Building a new publishing ecosystem, based on open principles.
Reading and writing are central aspects of our intellectual lives. While written texts are not the only parts of our media landscape, they maintain a critical place in our culture, documenting human knowledge and experience.
The Rebus Foundation acts as an advocate and champion for new publishing models and technologies. We generate ideas and initiatives for reading and writing on the web, while bringing people and resources together.
open web, open principles
In parallel with our work in open publishing and augmented reading, we are members of the W3C, where we are helping develop a new vision for web-native text. We help combine the portability of printed works with the interconnectedness and flexibility of the open web.learn more!
“Adapting OER for your Unique Context,” a co-presentation with the Open Textbook Network, taught us a lot about the wealth of possibilities for adaptation that OER presents, and the different methods of achieving those adaptation dreams. Our guests told us stories of creating an open textbook that is easily adaptable and of adapting an openKeep reading "Adapting OER for your Unique Context (Office Hours Summary)"Read On
There were 163 posts on the Rebus Community platform and 35 people collaborating on the Introduction to Philosophy series when I first joined this open textbook project. The team had been working together for almost six months, so there was some catching up to do: I had to understand the team’s motivations, vision, and currentKeep reading "Publishing Together: Finding Community in Introduction to Philosophy"Read On
As anyone who has launched a product or service can tell you, finding a good brand name for their precious new creation is not straightforward. (The only thing more fraught, perhaps, is logo design.) Sometimes it’s a process of expansive ideation followed by analytic synthesis; sometimes it seems to happen in a flash. Most often,Keep reading "Why Rebus Ink is called Rebus Ink"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.