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OER Tools for Librarians: Create OER

Tools to Get Started

OER Commons, a project of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), offers its Open Author Tool, which can be used to create from scratch, import from Google drive or import from Office 365. Create an account to get started. 

Authoring Open Textbooks GuideThis guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools. A project of Rebus Press.

Rebus Communitya global community working together to create and share OER. Here you’ll find people, processes, and open publishing software to support your publishing efforts. You can use this platform to start an open textbook project, receive guidance on publishing open textbooks, and connect with others creating OER in your discipline.

Publishing Glossary from the Open Textbook Network of the University of Minnesota.

Open Textbook Network Publishing Curriculum.  Pub101 is a free, informal orientation to open textbook publishing. Together we explore Units 1-5 in the Publishing Curriculum, and learn from colleagues who have worked on open textbook publishing projects. Pub101 is a prerequisite for participating in the Publishing Cooperative.


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Modifying an Open Textbook: 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. By the Rebus Community.