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Opening up LGBTQ discourse with a compelling textbook project

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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”

Libraries at the Front Lines (of everything)

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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)”

May Office Hours: Strategies for Dealing with Invisible Labour (Audio and Chat Transcripts)

Office Hours

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)”

April Office Hours: Defining The Invisible Labour of OER (Audio and Chat Transcripts)

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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 “April Office Hours: Defining The Invisible Labour of OER (Audio and Chat Transcripts)”

How personal storytelling pops canonical bubbles

OER philosophy

I’m new to Rebus and I’m new to the OER community. To be honest, before I interviewed for my current position, I didn’t know what “open” meant. But throughout the interview process it became clear to me that I was already expressing open values without saying the word open. When I studied English Literature inKeep reading “How personal storytelling pops canonical bubbles”

Opening Up a Can of… Marketing

OER philosophy

What might it mean to do ‘open marketing’? Would it involve being anti-strategic? Foregrounding mechanisms to opt out and ignore messaging? Making advertising and promotional materials that can be reused and repurposed? Demonstrating clarity, accessibility, and absolute truth on Twitter? Said another way, does open twist the objectives of marketing, or does it elicit newKeep reading “Opening Up a Can of… Marketing”

The (non-profit) business of connecting people through technology

OER philosophy

While we aren’t Facebook (we really, really aren’t), we are in the (non-profit) business of connecting people through technology. That’s not something we take lightly. We understand that the technologies we choose and the platform we create will shape interactions, for better or worse, as much as many other decisions we make.

A Shared Belief in Publishing Openly

OER philosophy open textbook projects

Rebus Community is in many ways a perfect bridge between publishing, education, academia, and knowledge exchange—a collective effort that makes a tangible difference in people’s lives. As Publishing Liaison, my role is to provide support and guidance to those working on open textbook projects. The specifics vary from team to team, but the through lineKeep reading “A Shared Belief in Publishing Openly”

March Office Hours: Publishing Programs on Campus (Audio Transcript)

Office Hours

Watch the video recording of this Office Hours session, or keep reading for a full transcript. Note: If anyone would prefer to not be associated with their comments in this transcript, please contact Apurva (apurva@rebus.foundation) as soon as possible and we will remove any names or other identifying information. Audio Transcript Speakers: Kristi Jensen TahneeKeep reading “March Office Hours: Publishing Programs on Campus (Audio Transcript)”

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