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dc.contributor.authorWalz, Anita R.
dc.contributor.authorCuillier, Cheryl
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Annie
dc.contributor.authorLabadorf, Kathleen
dc.contributor.authorLauritsen, Karen
dc.contributor.authorPotter, Peter J.
dc.contributor.authorSaunders, Richard
dc.description.abstractModifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know is for people who want to know what it takes to edit an open textbook and how to get started. An online version of this guide is located at: This guide focuses on the fundamental aspects of editing open textbooks found in the Open Textbook Library or elsewhere, and will help you assess the effort, expertise, and technical tools needed. It also gives general guidance on where to find additional help. Instead of trying to cover all of the nitty-gritty details of working with different file formats and platform types – details which are best explained and maintained by the software and tech companies themselves – this guide is designed to orient you to what you’re working with, walk you through how to get started, and then point you in the right direction if you need further help. Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know is actually two guides in one, the Quick Guide and a collection of Format Guides. The Quick Guide is for evaluating the open textbook you’d like to modify or edit, and determining how you’ll share the results of your work. The Format Guides are for getting started with editing common open textbook file and platform types. The truth is that while most open textbooks are legally licensed to be modified, the real-life work involved can sometimes be tough because of technical issues. We offer this guide as a way to help.en_US
dc.format.extent46 pagesen_US
dc.publisherOpen Textbook Networken_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectOpen textbooksen_US
dc.subjectTechnical opennessen_US
dc.titleModifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Knowen_US

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