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Paper 111_elpub2012:
Development of a toolbox for publishing of living open access textbooks

id 111_elpub2012
authors Eppelin, Anita; Richarda B÷ttcher
year 2012
title Development of a toolbox for publishing of living open access textbooks
source ELPUB2012. Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the interplay between Culture and Technology, 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 14-15 June 2012, GuimarŃes, Portugal.
summary We are suggesting a framework for open access publishing of comprehensive, elaborately structured digital textbooks, potentially enriched by extensive non-textual data. The framework will comprise of a software toolbox containing a collaborative authoring platform, manuscript workflow system, tools for editorial work, presentation platform, updating workflow, interfaces for dissemination and long-term preservation. In addition to the software toolbox itself, guidelines and standards for all aspects of digital textbook publishing, including peer review, metadata and editorial procedures, legal issues as well as a business model will be developed, resulting in a best practice guide to digital textbook publishing. The software and workflows will not be developed from scratch, but build upon existing open-source software, using the example of a scientific textbook of hand surgery as its first use case. This paper introduces the project and gives a prospectus of the proposed framework.
keywords Open access, publishing, open educational resources, textbooks, medicine, hand surgery
series ELPUB:2012
type normal paper
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