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Open Educational Resources Collective Publishing Workflow

Review Stage Checklist

Author Checklist

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

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

  1. Understand why copyediting is important.
  2. Plan for copyediting.
  3. Understand why proofreading is important.
  4. Plan for proofreading.
  5. Discover Australian copyediting and proofreading resources.
  1. Assess diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. Use diversity, equity and inclusion rubrics.
  1. Check accessibility.
  2. Test and generate accessible formats.
  3. Use accessibility evaluation tools.
  1. Conduct the final copyright check.
  2. Check Creative Commons licence compatibility.
  3. Fix an open textbook with incompatible licences.
  4. Get help with checking and fixing licence compatibility.
  1. Understand the benefits of peer review for open textbooks.
  2. Work with library staff to design a peer review process.
  3. Work with library staff to conduct a peer review process.
  4. Understand peer review roles.
  5. Work with library staff to choose a peer review model for your open textbook.
  6. Work with library staff to adopt or develop a peer review rubric for your open textbook.
  1. Respond to peer review feedback.
  2. Identify the qualities of a useful review.
  3. Conclude the peer review process.
  4. Write a review statement for your open textbook.
  1. Conduct the final check before publication.

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 review a new open textbook.

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

  1. Understand why copyediting is important.
  2. Plan for copyediting.
  3. Understand why proofreading is important.
  4. Plan for proofreading.
  5. Discover Australian copyediting and proofreading resources.
  1. Assess diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. Use diversity, equity and inclusion rubrics.
  1. Check accessibility.
  2. Test and generate accessible formats.
  3. Use accessibility evaluation tools.
  1. Conduct the final copyright check.
  2. Check Creative Commons licence compatibility.
  3. Fix an open textbook with incompatible licences.
  4. Get help with checking and fixing licence compatibility.
  1. Understand the benefits of peer review for open textbooks.
  2. Work authors to design a peer review process.
  3. Work authors to conduct a peer review process.
  4. Understand peer review roles.
  5. Work authors to choose a peer review model for their open textbook.
  6. Work with authors to adopt or develop a peer review rubric for their open textbook.
  1. Work with authors to implement peer review feedback.
  2. Identify the qualities of a useful review.
  3. Conclude the peer review process.
  4. Work with authors to write a review statement for their open textbook.
  1. Conduct the final check before publication.
  1. Draft a summary email requesting approval to publish.

Attributions

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