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Release Announcement! Sight-Reading for Guitar

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Sight-Reading for Guitar: The Keep Going Method Book & Video Series (by Chelsea Green) Sight-reading is a juggling act, for any instrument. If the guitarist lingers too long on any mental, emotional, or physical response, all the balls come tumbling down. The newly released, Sight-Reading for Guitar: The Keep Going Method Book & Video SeriesKeep reading “Release Announcement! Sight-Reading for Guitar”

Rebus and Pressbooks Announce Support for Faculty Going Online: Open & Online

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Update: This program has been discontinued. We are very proud of the projects were be able to support and inspired by the people we met. Thank you to Steel Wagstaff, Apurva Ashok, and Amy Song for all their help. March 16th was the first week our office went home to work. Because much of theKeep reading “Rebus and Pressbooks Announce Support for Faculty Going Online: Open & Online”

Book Release! Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics [ed. George Matthews]

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I am excited to announce the release of another book in a series of open textbooks for Introduction to Philosophy courses: Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics, edited by George Matthews (Plymouth State University, New Hampshire, USA).  Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics explores many different approaches, both historical and contemporary, to understanding and justifying moral and ethical norms.Keep reading “Book Release! Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics [ed. George Matthews]”

Release Announcement: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind [ed. Heather Salazar]

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I am excited to announce the release of the first book in a new series of open textbooks for Introduction to Philosophy courses: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind, edited by Heather Salazar (Western New England University).  Introduction to Philosophy of Mind surveys the central themes in philosophy of mind and places them in a historicalKeep reading “Release Announcement: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind [ed. Heather Salazar]”

So Far, So Good! (The Rebus Guide v2.0)

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Just under a year ago, we announced the initial release of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far). The book represents over two years of collective knowledge about making OER, gathered from the many minds and hands of project leads, contributors, and others within the Rebus Community. We are now pleased to shareKeep reading “So Far, So Good! (The Rebus Guide v2.0)”

More than a Button: Getting Open Textbooks into Print. (Office Hours Summary)

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More than a Button: Getting Open Textbooks into Print, a co-presentation with Open Textbook Network (OTN), was a great success! Guests spoke from a variety of perspectives, helping us learn more about print-on-demand (PoD) services for open textbooks. PoD sounds straightforward enough, but as we got deeper into the topic we discovered so many complications—fromKeep reading “More than a Button: Getting Open Textbooks into Print. (Office Hours Summary)”

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)”

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.”

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