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Open Textbooks Guide

This guide discusses what is an open textbook and where to locate them.

How do I Edit an Open Textbook?


In order to Modify an Open Textbook you can do one of a few things:

  1. You can author/edit a Wiki Textbook (e.g. BioWiki)
     
  2. You can author / edit a textbook using Pressbooks
     
  3. You can mix the content in one Open Textbook with the content in other Open Content sources (e.g. other Textbooks, Articles, etc)

To get help remixing an open textbook contact:

Kaitlyn Schilling, Campus Manitoba
Dylan Woodcock, Campus Manitoba

      4. You can use one or two open textbooks and add changes or new sections to the textbook (creating or adaptig)

To get help adapting an open textbook contact:

Kaitlyn Schilling, Campus Manitoba
Dylan Woodcock, Campus Manitoba

 5. You must be ready to release your final creation under another Creative Commons Share Alike License or Creative Commons, non-Commercial, Share Alike License  if the license  for the original work uses one.  This  good idea anyway as others may want  to use your creation and this way they know they can without having to contact you.

      6. You must give attribution to the original author(s)

      7. You MUST utilize openly licensed content (images, graphs, etc.) in your Open Textbook. To do so:

  1. Create and openly release (i.e. license) any needed content yourself.
     
  2. Contact the copyright owner and secure permission to use.
     
  3. Look for material for which copyright has expired (those of you using Medieval Art should be ok ; )
     
  4. Use search engines like the Open Image Dataset by Google.

NEVER use content not licensed for open usage.