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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”

Rebus Open Projects Move Forward 

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First edition of Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship Open Textbook Available for Adoption! The first edition of Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship is now available for spring 2018 adoption! The book is available free in various digital formats on the book’s homepage, and will be available in print-on-demand in December 2017. Lead editors Michelle Ferrier of Ohio University and Elizabeth Mays of the RebusKeep reading “Rebus Open Projects Move Forward “

Please Take This Survey, Part of our Mellon-Funded Research on Digital Reading Experiences

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  As part of the grant we were awarded by the Mellon Foundation to research and prototype a reader-focused ‘open web-books’ ecosystem for scholarly monographs, we are conducting a survey on “deep reading” experiences of longform scholarly works. If you’re an instructor, librarian, graduate student, or frequent reader of academic monographs, please complete our survey. ThisKeep reading “Please Take This Survey, Part of our Mellon-Funded Research on Digital Reading Experiences”

Update: Pilot Open Textbook Projects 

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Please Take This Survey, Part of our Mellon-Funded Research on Digital Reading Experiences As part of our Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded research project to prototype an open, web-based reading system, we are conducting a survey on “deep reading” experiences of longform works, like scholarly monographs. This survey will help us to better understand the benefits andKeep reading “Update: Pilot Open Textbook Projects “

Rebus Community Facilitates Open Textbook Creation with 12 New Pilot Projects

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The Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation, a major initiative of the Rebus Foundation, has announced its first 12 open textbook projects. These open textbook projects will receive support from Rebus Community in the form of project management; help finding collaborators including authors, editors and proofreaders; peer review coordination, and support for design and formatting;Keep reading “Rebus Community Facilitates Open Textbook Creation with 12 New Pilot Projects”

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”

Rebus Foundation Launches Rebus Community

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The Rebus Foundation has launched its first project, The Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation. The Rebus Community will build a new, collaborative model for open textbook publishing. Its mission is to publish many new, high-quality CC-BY-licensed open textbooks that can be freely used and remixed by educators worldwide. In addition, the community will provideKeep reading “Rebus Foundation Launches Rebus Community”

A joint statement on the CC BY license

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Members of the Open Textbook community signed a joint statement today advocating the use of the CC BY license when creating open textbooks. We, the undersigned, are active in the creation, dissemination, and adoption of Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources (OER) throughout the world. Our projects, collectively, have involved hundreds of textbooks, thousands ofKeep reading “A joint statement on the CC BY license”

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