Support for Collaborative Open Publishing

Rebus Community is an initiative of the Rebus Foundation, a Canadian registered charity. We support a model of publishing that is collaborative, efficient, and open. Our activities include:

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To use Rebus Community’s platform for your open textbook project, create a free account and set up a project page. Next, populate your space with topics relevant to your team, post a call for participation in the Contributor Marketplace, and check out Help & Questions to access the experienced minds of the greater OER community. All of the above activities are free and open.

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Testimonials

  • 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
  • If you want your open access material to be more than just a resource for your specific class, then the Textbook Success Program will give you the skills to move beyond your classroom. Some of the material seems daunting but the end result of our efforts will now be much better after going through this program. Also, all open access texts will benefit from the higher quality of material that this program promotes. The cross-disciplinary nature of our cohort helped make us realize that we are all in this together to improve education.

    Virginia Sisson Instructional Professor of Geology, Director of Summer Field Geology, Co-director of Geoscience Learning Center, University of Houston
  • The Textbook Success Program is a fantastic way for individuals and teams to learn about the process of creating, sharing, and improving instructional materials. Information about book-production and distribution is helpful to both novice and experienced writers, editors, adopters, and adapters of educational resources. Thanks for sharing a collaborative community of educational practice with us!

    Michael Polgar Associate Professor of Sociology, Penn State Hazleton, Pennsylvania State University
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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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