We are very very excited to announce that we’re working with eCampusOntario and Ryerson University to improve Pressbooks as an Open Textbook authoring tool, under the just-announced eCampusOntario project: “Open Publishing Infrastructure for Ontario Post-Secondary Educators, Learners.” Most of the development work we undertake under this grant will be released as open source improvements to
Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire will speak at the Open Education 2015 Conference this week in Vancouver. McGuire’s talk, “Small Pieces, Loosely Joined”: How Making Open Textbooks (Could Be) Like Making Public Domain Audiobooks,” will take place at 11 a.m. PST Friday, Nov. 20. A “literary technologist,” McGuire is the founder of Librivox, the world’s largest library
Earlier this month, Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire conducted an open textbooks webinar for Library Publishing Coalition members. McGuire talked about how to build an ecosystem for open, networked textbooks. If you weren’t able to attend the webinar, you can watch it here.
Pressbooks EDU founder Hugh McGuire will conduct a webinar on building the open textbooks ecosystem for Library Publishing Coalition members. Space for this webinar is limited to LPC members. LPC members should contact Sarah Lippincott to RSVP. If you are interested in arranging a Pressbooks webinar for your organization, contact us. Open, Networked Textbooks: Building an Ecosystem Presenter: Hugh
This is the transcript of a presentation I did at the Open Textbook Summit in Vancouver, on May 29, 2015. How I got here: LibriVox In 2005, almost a decade ago, I started a project that transformed how I thought about books. That project, LibriVox, inspired by Wikipedia and the open source software movement, asked volunteers
Pressbooks.com founder Hugh McGuire today announced a new platform, Pressbooks EDU, to enable publishing, including open textbooks, in academic institutions, at the Open Textbook Summit. Pressbooks EDU can turn any faculty, department or library into a mini-publisher, giving them the ability to create books that are accessible on all platforms: in print, and on all