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ACRL/CJCLS OER Librarian Toolkit

Created by the CJCLS OER Taskforce with the purpose of advancing capacity in OER Research.


Rebus iconRebus Community | Collaboration & Community for OER

"Rebus Community is a platform for creating and publishing open textbooks. We provide OER projects with publishing guidance, support forums, a Contributor Marketplace, and dedicated discussion spaces."  This community includes project homepages where project leads and contributors can track progress, publicize news, and communicate needs. This is a great place to begin if you are new to managing open textbook creation.

Image result for library Publishing CoalitionLibrary Publishing Coalition

"The LPC is an independent, community-led membership association of academic and research libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing."

Publishing Tools


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"Pressbooks is a book content management system that exports in multiple formats: ebooks, webbooks, print-ready PDF, and various XML flavours. The system is built on top of WordPress Multisite, and makes significant changes to the admin interface, web presentation layer and export routines of a vanilla WordPress install."

Resource Spotlight:

The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far)

Authors: Apurva Ashok and Zoe Wake Hyde

"The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) is a living repository of collective knowledge, written to equip all those who want to publish open textbooks with the resources they need. Representing two years of collaboration, innumerable conversations and exchanges, and a wide range of collective knowledge and experience, the Guide is a book-in-progress and will evolve and grow over time."

Coko Foundation


"PubSweet is a free, open source framework for building state-of-the-art publishing platforms. PubSweet enables you to easily build a publishing platform tailored to your own needs. It is designed to be modular and flexible. PubSweet consists of a server and client that work together, and both can be modified and extended with components to add functionality to the system. There's also a command-line tool that helps manage PubSweet apps."