Version History

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Version History
Version Date Change
1.0 October 2018 Original
2.0 30 September 2019 Second edition published, with updated book information and metadata. It includes the following additions:

  • 4 Steps to Starting an Open Textbook Project
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Praise for ‘The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far)’
  • Building a Team Summary
  • Project Scoping Summary
  • Authoring and Content Creation Summary
  • Editing Summary
  • Editing Overview
  • Hiring Editors
  • Peer Review Process Summary
  • Marketing and Communications Summary
  • Marketing and Communications Overview
  • Release Summary
  • Release Overview
  • Adoption Summary
  • Adoption Overview
  • Improvements and Maintenance Summary
  • Improvements and Maintenance Overview
  • Adaptations Summary
  • Adaptations Overview
  • Making Open Textbooks: A Video Guide
  • Feedback and Suggestions
  • About the Team
  • Accessibility Assessment
  • Licensing Information
  • Version History
30 September 2019

Following chapters or sections edited for typos, Canadian spelling, or updated for broken links and other information:

  • About Rebus Community
  • Building a Team Overview
  • How to Build a Leadership Team
  • Recruitment Guide
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Managing Volunteers
  • Engagement Guide
  • Project Scoping Overview
  • Project Summary Template
  • Authoring and Content Creation Overview
  • Author Guide Template
  • Peer Review Process Guide
  • Review Guide Template (Google Docs)
  • Review Guide Template Hypothes.is)
  • Review Statement Template
  • Other Open Textbooks Created with Rebus Community Support
9 June 2020

Added:

  • [Example] Proposed Formatting Workflow
  • [Example] Formatting Accessible Tables
29 September 2021

Revised:

  • Author Guide Template
  • About Rebus Community
  • Other Open Textbooks Created with Rebus Community Support
23 February 2022
  • Theme changed to Malala
  • Front matter sections revised in the webbook:
    • About Rebus Community
    • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
    • Removed 4 Steps to Starting an Open Textbook Project
10 March 2022
  • Project Scoping and Team Building parts swapped
  • Project Scoping sections revised in the webbook:
    • Project Scoping Summary
    • Project Scoping Overview
    • Updated Project Scoping Template
10 May 2022
  • Title changed to “Growing & Managing Teams”
  • Growing & Managing Teams sections revised:
    • Summary
    • Overview
    • Building an Effective Team
    • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Sections added:
    • Effective Collaboration
    • Roles & Responsibilities Template
  • Section removed:
    • Managing Volunteers
6 June 2022
  • Title changed to “Storytelling & Communications”
  • Storytelling & Communications part moved up
  • Sections revised:
    • Summary
    • Overview
  • Sections added:
    • Storytelling & Communications Template
27 June 2022
  • Title changed to “Creating & Editing Content”
  • Sections revised:
    • Summary
    • Overview
    • Updated Templates
  • Sections added:
    • Considerations When Creating & Editing Content

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The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) by Apurva Ashok and Zoe Wake Hyde is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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