Author: Hugh McGuire

Making books to build communities, building communities to make books.

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Brewster Kahle, of the Internet Archive, gave a talk back in 2004 titled, “Universal Access to All Human Knowledge,” arguing that new web technologies could help realize a world in which all knowledge would be available to anyone for free. Brewster’s vision was a core inspiration for the past decade and a half of myKeep reading “Making books to build communities, building communities to make books.”

Rebus’s research on deep scholarly reading

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A little over a year ago, The Rebus Foundation embarked on a research and development project to prototype an open, web-based reading system, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Scholarly Communications program. Our main goals with this project were to clearly identify and understand the different players involved in the publication, distribution, andKeep reading “Rebus’s research on deep scholarly reading”

Looking Back; Looking Forward

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2017 has been a big year for our team and all the incredible projects and collaborators we’re lucky enough to work with. This was Rebus’ first full year working hands-on with pilot projects, and we’ve learned a lot about what goes into publishing open textbooks. In particular, we’ve discovered that there’s a lot of work that happens day-to-day that doesn’t always get sharedKeep reading “Looking Back; Looking Forward”

History of Science and Technology Open Textbook needs you!

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The Rebus Community is building a new collaborative model for open academic & textbook publishing, and we’re always looking for forward-thinking academics, students and citizens to come help us reimagine publishing. Right now, we are looking for contributors of short sections to a new (open) History of Science and Technology textbook. Would you, or someoneKeep reading “History of Science and Technology Open Textbook needs you!”

A Collaborative Approach to Making Open Textbooks … Getting Started

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The Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation is building a global network of people passionate about Open Education, a network of people willing to dedicate time to help with a mission: To make Open Textbooks available in every subject, in every language in the world. That’s a (big, very big) long-term goal. Starting Small: The ProjectsKeep reading “A Collaborative Approach to Making Open Textbooks … Getting Started”

Call for Open Textbook contributions: An Introduction to Philosophy

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Would you like to help create and publish an Open Textbook, “An Introduction to Philosophy,” and at the same time contribute to developing a new, collaborative model for publishing Open Textbooks? “An Introduction to Philosophy”, in development by lead author Christina Hendricks (University of British Columbia), is one of a handful of Open Textbook projectsKeep reading “Call for Open Textbook contributions: An Introduction to Philosophy”

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