Author: David Szanto

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)”

Publishing is about making things public

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We here at Rebus are often asked what it is we do, both as individuals and as an organization. Sometimes, depending on the context, we find ourselves stretching to find the right combination of words—non-profit, web-based platforms, tools for academics, digital texts, collaboration. A common perception is that Rebus is a publisher, given that weKeep reading “Publishing is about making things public”

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)”

Opening Up a Can of… Marketing

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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”

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