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  • Thank you so much for sending the book out into the open! I just cannot thank Apurva and Zoe and all the Rebus community for all the help and support you provided throughout this process. It has been by far and away the very best publishing experience I've ever had in my 20+ year career.

    Linda Frederiksen Head of Access Services, Washington State University Vancouver
  • You can't imagine the pride that my students and I feel knowing that our initial work was the seed that led to the emergence of what will be such a game-changing text. There is nothing in my career I feel prouder of being a part of than the Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, and I am so grateful to the current editors and team at Rebus for taking our small idea and growing it so beautifully: What a wonderful example of the open community at work!

    Robin DeRosa Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Plymouth State University
  • Rebus Community has been central to our ability to have worldwide participation in our textbook project. As well they had the ability to find reviewers for us that we would not have been able to find through our own channels. Their role has been crucial to the ongoing success of our project.

    Ann Ludbrook Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian, Ryerson University

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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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    While we aren’t Facebook (we really, really aren’t), we are in the (non-profit) business of connecting people through technology. That’s not something we take lightly. We understand that the technologies we choose and the platform we create will shape interactions, for better or worse, as much as many other decisions we make.
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  • A Shared Belief in Publishing Openly

    Rebus Community is in many ways a perfect bridge between publishing, education, academia, and knowledge exchange—a collective effort that makes a tangible difference in people’s lives. As Publishing Liaison, my role is to provide support and guidance to those working on open textbook projects. The specifics vary from team to team, but the through lineKeep reading "A Shared Belief in Publishing Openly"
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  • Rebus Community is supported by generous funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a leader in philanthropic support for education, environment, and global development.

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