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This presentation introduces attendees to Virginia Tech’s new open textbook “Fundamentals of Business,” the process of adapting an existing openly licensed text, helpful tools developed or discovered since, and lessons learned — including the University Libraries’ evolving processes for supporting faculty authoring of openly licensed textbooks and other learning resources.

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We hope you’ll be able to swing by the Athenaeum, anytime 9am-5pm today (Tuesday, May 8) to join us for our Transcribe-a-Thon focused on Ed Gitre’s “The American Soldier in World War II” project.

A couple of final notes about todays’s events.

Account and Site: you may activate a Zooniverse account in advance and contribute at any time!

Program schedule (we will go live online 5 mins. before each. Please do mute your audio [so we are not inundated with sound] and disable video if you prefer not to be seen):
•    11:30am EDT: Project Introduction, Prof. Ed Gitre
•    12:15pm EDT: Selected Survey Readings, Jennifer Nardine & Christopher Miller
•    1:00pm EDT: WWII-era music, Ted Alt, saxophone

    ◦    setlist: Summertime, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Over the Rainbow, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Link for online connection

Onsite participation:
If you are coming to Athenaeum in-person, we can’t wait to welcome you! We will have laptops available for your use (or bring your own, if you prefer). We find that transcription tends to be a very social activity, so bring a friend (or several) and a picnic lunch!

Finally, stickers! Transcription tallies on May 8th and reported to us by 11:59pm (screen grab of contributions made) garner ranking stickers (final designs attached):

  • 3rd class: 10
  • 2nd class: 20
  • 1st class: 30
  • General: 50