This is a five-step guide for faculty, and those who support faculty, who want to modify an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included. Read it for yourself at: https://press.rebus.community/otnmodify/
This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools. Read it for yourself at: https://press.rebus.community/authoropen/
A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources. This is a first edition, compiled by Rebus Community, and we welcome feedback and ideas to expand the text. Read it for yourself at: https://press.rebus.community/makingopentextbookswithstudents
Athenaeum is participating in a national, synchronous celebration of Frederick Douglass’ birthday featuring a document transcribe-a-thon of the Freedmen’s Bureau Papers in collaboration with National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Transcription Center, and Colored Conventions Project. An event flyer is attached here.
Wednesday, February 14
Athenaeum Classroom (Newman 124)
Spillover locations: Athenaeum Collaboration Room (Newman 126) & Torgerson 3310 Classroom.
National event details: http://coloredconventions.org/
Smithsonian transcription tool tutorial: https://transcription.si.edu/i
Freedmen’s Bureau Papers transcription page: https://transcription.si.edu/b
National event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Color
In order to provide additional support for the event, our FlowGround time on Monday, February 12, 11:30am-1:00pm will be dedicated to STC transcription orientation.
Are you a LaTeX user? Overleaf, the authoring tool that let’s you see the output results of LaTeX mark-up side-by-side with the editing screen, will be offering an “Advanced Features” workshop on Thursday, November 9th. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session. Both sessions of the workshop will be held in 3310 Torgersen Hall.
To sign up, please visit the registration page.
Ryan Looney – Overleaf Client Services Manager Presenting!
The workshop is free and you’ll be sure to learn more about Overleaf. We’ll dive into some of the most popular features available, and access the VT Graduate School thesis template. Overleaf Client Services Manager, Ryan Looney will be leading the workshop, answering your questions and providing valuable insight into using Overleaf for your thesis, research, and scholarly publications.
*Registration is recommended as spaces are limited.
Virginia Tech is working with Overleaf and ShareLaTeX to provide Overleaf Pro+ and Premium accounts to all VT students, faculty and staff. If you haven’t already signed up for your premium account, you can quickly do so here.