OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Thursday, October 12 • 11:00am - 11:25am
Table 21 - A Pressbooks Vision for Open Textbooks

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Pressbooks is an open source book publishing platform, used by a growing number of Open Textbook projects.

In this talk, Hugh McGuire, founder of Pressbooks, will talk about why Open Textbooks offer such exciting technical possibilities for Pressbooks. He'll give an overview of the Pressbooks development roadmap, with a focus on Open Textbooks-specific features.

At Pressbooks, our primary objective is to build new features and improvements to meet the needs of the open textbook publishing community, and our roadmap is evolving accordingly.

In this talk, Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire will talk about Š—“Pressbooks as a platformŠ—, with thoughts about a long-term technical vision for Open Textbook infrastructure, including:

1. Finding and Š—“cloningŠ— openly licensed Pressbooks books

2. APIs and Š—“service layersŠ—

2. Version control and feedback to original authors

3. Accessibility

5. Improving the web book interface

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Hugh McGuire

Founder & CEO, Rebus Foundation
technology guy.

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Royal Ballroom