Development of a Publishing Framework for Living Open Access Textbooks 2013-01-07


Use the link to access the full text article from the ELPUB Digital Library.  The Abstract reads as follows: "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."


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Tags: oa.business_models oa.best_practices oa.peer_review oa.metadata oa.preservation oa.textbooks oa.floss oa.publishing oa.guides oa.elpub oa.books oa.repositories

Date tagged:

01/07/2013, 17:50

Date published:

01/07/2013, 12:50