New! UBC Open Text Publishing Guide

The UBC Library has created an Open Text Publishing Guide to help authors navigate the process of creating a text. The guide walks your through 6 phases of open text publishing and includes:

  • Key Concepts provide you with the primary ideas covered in the publishing phase.
  • Examples provide content in practice. Using existing projects, the examples provide you with a better understanding of how to develop your publishing plan and workflows.
  • Templates provide you with both interactive and downloadable documents that can be completed to construct your overall publishing plan and workflows.
  • Supports provides you with details of how UBC Library (Okanagan and Vancouver) and the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology (CTLT) can support your text development.
  • Adaptions details the resources, guides, and toolkits used to develop the content. These are excellent resources to learn additional information about the topics presented.

For support with your open text, UBC Library provides in-depth services for open educational resource development, including identifying resources, consulting on open licensure, support using publishing platforms (e.g. Pressbooks, Open Journal Systems) and sharing open educational resources in repositories. Contact us for a consultation.

UBC Library also works closely with UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology in supporting open pedagogy in courses where learners become contributors to knowledge by actively creating open, public, and re-usable resources for public audiences.