Olga Perkovic, McMaster University Library

#1

Hi everyone! I am a librarian working in scholarly communication including the institutional repository (using DSpace) and the library’s open faculty and student journals (using OJS). I was encouraged by members of the Community and of eCampus Ontario to join the forum to learn more about open textbook projects and practices. I would also like to generate ideas for promoting Open on campus since faculty and student awareness of open access and open education is sporadic.

(Elizabeth Mays) #2

Hi Olga, Thanks for joining the Rebus Community! We have a monthly event, Office Hours, about various practices in open textbook creation. You can view topics for past and upcoming sessions here: https://www.rebus.community/category/4/office-hours We also have working groups, including one on Peer Review, that may be of interest. https://www.rebus.community/topic/130/review-peer-review-for-open-textbooks/50 We have not done anything on promotion yet, but that has good potential for a future topic!

#3

@lizmays Hi Liz, Thank you for the welcome and for the information about upcoming events and past sessions. I will definitely check the links. I did not know about the working groups so thank you for this as well. In working with Open the past few years, I have learned that I make assumptions about what faculty know about open issues. Some ideas on how to start conversations with faculty about open textbooks would be great!