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Open Educational Resources Collective Publishing Workflow

Design Stage Checklist

Author Checklist

The checklist below is written for authors working with library staff to design a new open textbook.

In the Design stage of an open textbook project, you’ll need to:

  1. Learn how Pressbooks book themes work.
  2. Learn how to search for Pressbooks book themes.
  3. Familiarise yourself with Pressbook book themes for academic and educational texts.
  4. Learn how to use Pressbooks Theme Options.
  5. Learn how to create Custom Styles in Pressbooks.
  1. Apply your style guide to visual elements like formatting and design.
  1. Understand how accessibility relates to open textbooks.
  2. Understand how universal design relates to open textbooks.
  3. Follow the accessibility checklist for open textbooks.
  4. Add an accessibility statement to your textbook.
  1. Understand how diversity and inclusion relates to open textbooks.
  2. Consider how you can make your textbook diverse and inclusive.
  3. Avoid ‘Othering’.
  4. Acknowledge the limits of your perspective.
  1. Make a book cover for Pressbooks.
  2. Consider using the Pressbooks Cover Generator.
  3. Find out how to change your webbook cover.
  4. Find out how to create a print on demand book cover.
  5. Find out how to turn an ebook cover into a print cover.
  1. Remember to keep checking copyright.

Attributions

Adapted from  ‘Checklist’ in Authoring Open Textbooks by Melissa Falldin and Karen Lauritsen licensed under a CC BY 4.0 licence.

Library Staff Checklist

The checklist below is written for library staff working with authors to design a new open textbook.

In the Design stage of an open textbook project, you’ll need to:

  1. Learn how Pressbooks book themes work.
  2. Learn how to search for Pressbooks book themes.
  3. Familiarise yourself with Pressbook book themes for academic and educational texts.
  4. Learn how to use Pressbooks Theme Options.
  5. Learn how to create Custom Styles in Pressbooks.
  1. Apply your style guide to visual elements like formatting and design.
  1. Understand how accessibility relates to open textbooks.
  2. Understand how universal design relates to open textbooks.
  3. Follow the accessibility checklist for open textbooks.
  4. Add an accessibility statement to your textbook.
  1. Understand how diversity and inclusion relates to open textbooks.
  2. Consider how you can make your textbook diverse and inclusive.
  3. Avoid ‘Othering’.
  4. Acknowledge the limits of your perspective.
  1. Make a book cover for Pressbooks.
  2. Consider using the Pressbooks Cover Generator.
  3. Find out how to change your webbook cover.
  4. Find out how to create a print on demand book cover.
  5. Find out how to turn an ebook cover into a print cover.
  1. Remember to keep checking copyright.

Attributions

Adapted from  ‘Checklist’ in Authoring Open Textbooks by Melissa Falldin and Karen Lauritsen licensed under a CC BY 4.0 licence.