Central to our mission at Rebus is the goal to document the process involved in publishing open textbooks so others can use what we learn to create their own. Our hope is that the resources we develop can simplify the workflow for open textbook creators everywhere. We have been working hard on several of these resources over the past months and we’re excited to announce the release of the first of these, the Rebus Community Engagement Guide.
Licensed CC BY, the guide suggests ways to keep the community around projects active, engaged, and committed to seeing books through to publication, while also ensuring that the process is rewarding for them. This guide is based on our experience managing open textbook projects to date, and we welcome your feedback and additional suggestions. Stay tuned — we’ll be releasing more guides, templates and other useful tidbits in the coming months!