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Open Educational Resources Collective Publishing Workflow

Publish Stage Checklist

Author Checklist

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

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

  1. Understand marketing for open textbooks.
  2. Understand marketing roles.
  3. Determine your open textbook’s audience.
  4. Brand your open textbook.
  5. Market and promote your open textbook.
  6. Share and distribute your open textbook.
  7. Create metadata for your open textbook.

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 publish a new open textbook.

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

  1. Understand the benefits of DOIs for open textbooks.
  2. Get a DOI for your open textbook.
  3. Add a DOI to your open textbook in Pressbooks.
  4. Understand the benefits of ISBNs for open textbooks.
  5. Get an ISBN for your open textbook.
  6. Add an ISBN to your open textbook in Pressbooks.
  1. Apply a Creative Commons licence in Pressbooks.
  2. Write and add a copyright statement in Pressbooks.
  3. Write and add an adaptation statement in Pressbooks(if adapting an open textbook).
  1. Fill out book information for your open textbook in Pressbooks.
  2. Export downloadable book files in Pressbooks.
  3. Make your open textbook public in Pressbooks.
  4. Organise print on demand copies for your open textbook.
  1. Find examples of MARC records for open textbooks.
  2. Create a downloadable MARC record for your open textbook.
  1. Understand legal deposit obligations for publishers in your country.
  2. Understand legal deposit obligations for publishers in your state or territory.
  3. Learn how to deposit with Australia’s National edeposit (NED) service.
  4. Get help with legal deposit obligations.
  1. Create a record for your open textbook in your institutional repository.
  1. Understand marketing for open textbooks.
  2. Understand marketing roles.
  3. Determine your open textbook’s audience.
  4. Brand your open textbook.
  5. Market and promote your open textbook.
  6. Share and distribute your open textbook.
  7. Create metadata for your open textbook.

Attributions

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