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Open Educational Resources Collective Publishing Workflow

Evaluate Stage Checklist

Author Checklist

The checklist below is written for authors working with library staff to evaluate an open textbook.

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

  1. View page visit and referrer statistics in Pressbooks.
  2. Configure analytics settings in Pressbooks.
  1. Understand the benefits of user feedback.
  2. Collect user feedback.
  3. Implement user feedback.

Identify Improvements

  1. Maintain your open textbook.
  2. Develop a maintenance schedule for your open textbook.
  3. Understand open textbook maintenance roles.
  4. Make improvements and additions to your open textbook.
  5. Add ancillary materials to your open textbook.
  6. Consider adapting your open textbook for different educational contexts.
  7. Record version histories for your open textbook.
  1. Plan for errors and erratum.
  2. Collect errors reports.
  3. Make corrections and respond to errors reports.
  4. Record errors and corrections in an errata or version history.
  1. Review your open textbook and consider whether it needs a new version or edition.
  2. Plan for the next edition.
  3. Publish and release the next edition.

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 evaluate an open textbook.

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

  1. View page visit and referrer statistics in Pressbooks.
  2. Configure analytics settings in Pressbooks.
  1. Understand the benefits of user feedback.
  2. Collect user feedback.
  3. Implement user feedback.

Identify Improvements

  1. Maintain your open textbook.
  2. Develop a maintenance schedule for your open textbook.
  3. Understand open textbook maintenance roles.
  4. Make improvements and additions to your open textbook.
  5. Add ancillary materials to your open textbook.
  6. Consider adapting your open textbook for different educational contexts.
  7. Record version histories for your open textbook.
  1. Plan for errors and erratum.
  2. Collect errors reports.
  3. Make corrections and respond to errors reports.
  4. Record errors and corrections in an errata or version history.
  1. Review your open textbook and consider whether it needs a new version or edition.
  2. Plan for the next edition.
  3. Publish and release the next edition.

Attributions

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