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)
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)
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)
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)”
The Rebus Ink MVP is released and ready for testing!
Spring has finally arrived in Montreal and with it comes the freshly sprouted MVP (minimum viable product) of Rebus Ink! We invite you to test out the MVP and give us your feedback. Bear in mind that this is a development site, and any content you upload or create may be deleted at any timeKeep reading “The Rebus Ink MVP is released and ready for testing!”
Making books to build communities, building communities to make books.
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.”
3, 2, 1… Rebus Re-launch!
This week marks an exciting moment in the history and future of Rebus Community. Even as we re-launch our open textbook publishing platform today, we’re working on future changes that will make it ever more robust, inclusive, and dynamic. We want it to be both useful and inspirational, a landing pad and a launch padKeep reading “3, 2, 1… Rebus Re-launch!”
An Update from the Team: Part II
If you read our last update, you’ll know that a lot has been going on here at Rebus, with a great deal of thinking, planning, and development for our future. In about a week, we’ll announce the next incarnation of the Rebus Community platform, a renovation that we’re excited to show off. It’s the firstKeep reading “An Update from the Team: Part II”
An Update from the Team: Part I
A lot has been going on here at Rebus headquarters in Montreal, and we felt like it was time to give you an update about some of the exciting things that are happening. Over the coming weeks, keep your eyes on our Twitter feed and on the Rebus Community Newsletter, where all the details willKeep reading “An Update from the Team: Part I”
New podcast conversation with Hugh McGuire
Check out this podcast from Mongoose, in which Rebus co-founder Hugh McGuire talks with Greg Bauch about what we have learned from the evolution of online file sharing. The two also discuss the benefits of creating and sharing open textbooks, the opportunities for open education, and some of the goals we’re working toward. If youKeep reading “New podcast conversation with Hugh McGuire”