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Mellon Foundation grant funds Rebus prototype for a digital reader

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The Rebus Foundation will research and prototype an open, web-based scholarly reading system, supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The US$75,000, one-year grant will enable a team to focus on an open web-book platform that prioritizes the needs of scholarly readers. Close scholarly reading of texts requires readers to process multipleKeep reading “Mellon Foundation grant funds Rebus prototype for a digital reader”

Rebus Foundation awarded grant from the Mellon Foundation for prototyping a reader-focused ‘open webbooks’ ecosystem for scholarly monographs

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MONTREAL – Feb. 7, 2017 – The Rebus Foundation will research and prototype an open, Web-based scholarly reading system, supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The US$75,000, one-year grant will enable a team to focus on an open webbook ecosystem that prioritizes the needs of scholarly readers. “Close scholarly reading ofKeep reading “Rebus Foundation awarded grant from the Mellon Foundation for prototyping a reader-focused ‘open webbooks’ ecosystem for scholarly monographs”

Office Hours Video: Making Open Textbooks With Students

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In our first Office Hours session of the year, special guests Robin DeRosa, Steel Wagstaff, Amanda Coolidge spoke about their experiences working with students to create open textbooks. Thanks so much to the 38 who attended. And a hearty thank you again to our speakers Robin DeRosa, Steel Wagstaff and Amanda Coolidge and to ourKeep reading “Office Hours Video: Making Open Textbooks With Students”

The Rebus Mantra: If We All Chip In, the Effort Will Be Minimal and the Benefits Great

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Before the Rebus Community was officially founded, Hugh McGuire wrote a post on Medium about the large-scale collaboration we hope to achieve around open textbooks. Hugh is no stranger to this kind of collaboration, having founded Librivox, a community of volunteers who crowdsourced the world’s largest collection of public domain audiobooks. In the post, heKeep reading “The Rebus Mantra: If We All Chip In, the Effort Will Be Minimal and the Benefits Great”

Contributors Wanted: Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

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We’re excited to announce the newest open textbook project to receive Rebus support: Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students. The project began as a collection of resources that lead author Linda Frederiksen, head of access services at Washington State University Vancouver, used in her classes. After various attempts at a format for theKeep reading “Contributors Wanted: Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students”

Making Open Textbooks Accessible: A Test Case

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The Rebus Community is pleased to announce the latest addition to our stable of projects: Financial Strategy for Public Managers. Led by Justin Marlowe of the University of Washington, this text is targeted at Master of Public Administration students, but could also serve as the core text for a range of undergraduate, graduate and professionalKeep reading “Making Open Textbooks Accessible: A Test Case”

Found: A Lead Editor for The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature

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We are pleased to announce that The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature has a new lead editor. Timothy Robbins, an assistant professor of English at Graceland University, has joined the project and will be leading the charge to expand the range of texts covered in the anthology. This second edition will continue the workKeep reading “Found: A Lead Editor for The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature”

Office Hours: Making Open Textbooks with Students

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Office Hours: Making Open Textbooks with Students Jan. 31 2 p.m. EST Our next office hours will feature special guests Robin DeRosa, Steel Wagstaff, Amanda Coolidge, and others who work with students to create open textbooks and open content. The conversation will encompass pedagogy, faculty responsibilities, student rights and agreements when students work on open textbooksKeep reading “Office Hours: Making Open Textbooks with Students”

How Rebus Can Help if You’re Already Doing Open Textbooks

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We’ve gotten a lot of questions about how the Rebus Community can help if you are already creating open textbooks. Those and related questions are answered in this (slightly edited) conversation between Hugh McGuire and Rebus Community member Billy Meinke of University of Hawaii, in the Rebus Community forum. BILLY: Is there any info aboutKeep reading “How Rebus Can Help if You’re Already Doing Open Textbooks”

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