Category: Library Publishing

The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) – Simple Book Publishing

From Apurva Ashok and Zoe Wake Hyde:

“The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) is a living repository of collective knowledge, written to equip all those who want to publish open textbooks with the resources they need. Representing two years of collaboration, innumerable conversations and exchanges, and a wide range of collective knowledge and experience, the Guide is a book-in-progress and will evolve and grow over time. Join the project discussion and help shape its development!”

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Source: The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) – Simple Book Publishing

An A-Z list of scholarly publishing and open science platforms – BMJ Digital

From BMJ Digital:

Inspired by Ian Mulvany’s tweet about Vega Academic Publishing System (which does look interesting, especially the partnership with Oslo School of Architecture and Design). We thought we would publish the list of publishing platforms that we keep an eye on.  The list is a bit of a jumble and includes a number of platforms like Aletheia, PubPub and Authorea aimed at authors who want to self-publish. A number of open science initiatives like Pluto Network, Lab Scribbles and the open archive HAL. Publishers like Elsevier and SpringerNature who run their own platforms but don’t open them up to other publishers aren’t listed. 

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Source: An A-Z list of scholarly publishing and open science platforms (Updated 6 November 2018) – BMJ Digital

DOAJ How-To Guide | LPC DOAJ Task Force

From the Library Publishing Coalition DOAJ Task Force (2017-18):

“In partnership with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), LPC has created a how-to guide that walks applicants through the DOAJ application process step-by-step. The guide includes explanations of commonly misunderstood questions and information specific to library publishing. Having a journal indexed in DOAJ is a marker of quality for publishers, but the application process is sometimes daunting. We hope this new resource will help more library publishers to successfully apply for inclusion in the index!”

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Source: DOAJ how-to guide, LPC DOAJ task force – Google Docs

Getting Started: Open Textbook Network Publishing Cooperative

From the OTN:

“More and more, there is interest in supporting faculty authors in creating open textbooks for higher education. This course is designed to be pragmatic support for open textbook publishing programs, often led by librarians. Instructional designers, technologists and people who work at university presses may also be involved.

You’re invited to move through this course in whatever way works best for you. That said, it is organized in what we think is a sensible chronological order. So, if you’re not sure where to start, start at the beginning!”

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Source: Getting Started: Open Textbook Network Publishing Cooperative