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The Price is Right- promoting and giving away free textbooks

0d7329cc04380c0f62a634691208fa34?s=47 Roy Degler
November 07, 2018

The Price is Right- promoting and giving away free textbooks

LITA Forum 2018

Come on down! Learn how promote and give away free textbooks. Our library needed a simple and functional way to distribute OER textbooks created as part of the Wise Open Textbook Initiative, which offered faculty a stipend to develop or adopt OER textbooks. This presentation introduces OERx, a textbook delivery system, built using Modx and Adopt an OER Textbook suggestion site to aid faculty with selecting OER textbooks. The OERx software is free to all and you’ll learn how to get it for your library.

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Roy Degler

November 07, 2018
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  2. The Price is Right Promoting and giving away free textbooks

    All images from unsplash.com or self taken screen captures.
  3. Come on down! Learn how promote and give away free

    textbooks. This presentation provides an introduction to: • OERx: built using MODX. • Adopt-an-OER Textbook: offer faculty OER options. The OERx software is free to all and you’ll learn how to get it for your library.
  4. Roy Degler Digital Services Librarian Oklahoma State University I am

    not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde
  5. https://atyourlibrary.com

  6. Background

  7. Why?

  8. Why? Money We all need money, but there are degrees

    of desperation. Anthony Burgess
  9. Why? Money Money Real generosity is doing something nice for

    someone who will never find out. Frank A. Clark
  10. Challenges

  11. Challenges The Product
 
 I don't believe anybody can really

    grasp everything that's even in one textbook. Joshua Lederberg
  12. Challenges The Product
 Production
 
 Without hard work, nothing grows

    but weeds. Gordon B. Hinckley
  13. Challenges The Product
 Production
 Distribution
 To go indie is a

    thing. But to put an album in the stores, you need a distribution label. Drake
  14. Attempts

  15. Attempts Product/Production • Completion Work expands so as to fill

    the time available for its completion. C. Northcote Parkinson
  16. Attempts Product/Production • Completion • Quality I hate to hear

    'Less is more.' It's a crock of crap. R. Lee Ermey
  17. Attempts Product/Production • Completion • Quality • Format Formats are

    constantly changing, and there are really no rules . . . Billie Joe Armstrong
  18. Attempts Product/Production • Completion • Quality • Format Distribution •

    OMP • PressBooks In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm. Alan Perlis
  19. Lessons Learned

  20. Lessons Learned Quality Control

  21. Quality Control Standard Template Lessons Learned Consistency is the last

    refuge of the unimaginative. Oscar Wilde
  22. Quality Control Standard Template Produce Books
 
 Lessons Learned To

    me, DIY means minimizing dependency on what others make for me. Fumio Sasaki
  23. Quality Control Standard Template
 Produce Books
 Custom Platform
 Lessons Learned

    If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle
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  25. Solutions

  26. Standardization Solution #1

  27. Template & Production The standard library saves programmers from having

    to reinvent the wheel. Bjarne Stroustrup
  28. OERx Solution #2

  29. Why MODX? Familiarity breeds contempt - and children. Mark Twain

  30. Why OERx? It's simple and it's cheap. Shawn Amos

  31. OERx Solution #2 Demonstration Site Customization Content Distribution

  32. OERx (Demo Site) If you aren't taking a representative sample,

    you won't get a representative snapshot. Nate Silver
  33. ePress Hippos kill more people in Africa annually than any

    other wild animal. George Ayittey
  34. OERx Solution #2 Demonstration Site Customization Content Distribution

  35. Bootstrap You don't have to be a genius … to

    be successful. You just need a framework and a dream. Michael Dell
  36. Create your own visual style... let it be unique for

    yourself and yet identifiable for others. Orson Wells Site-wide Customization
  37. Site-wide Customization Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just

    like everyone else. Margaret Mead
  38. Site-wide Customization Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just

    like everyone else. Margaret Mead
  39. Site-wide Customization Create your own visual style... let it be

    unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. Orson Wells Splash Header Splash Image Site Search Box Splash Content Splash Tagline
  40. DIY Customization 'Boldly going where hundreds have gone before' does

    not make headlines. Neil deGrasse Tyson
  41. DIY Customization To me, DIY means minimizing dependency on what

    others make for me. Fumio Sasaki
  42. DIY Customization No amount of source-level verification or scrutiny will

    protect you from using untrusted code. Ken Thompson
  43. Reusable Chunks My standard uniform is a T-shirt and jeans.

    Matt Bomer
  44. Without promotion, something terrible happens... nothing! P. T. Barnum Reusable

    Chunks
  45. I know what it means to have a leading part,

    and I know what it means to have a featured part. Patti LuPone Featured Book Featured Author Site Search Box Reusable Chunks
  46. OERx Solution #2 Demonstration Site Customization Content

  47. Authors Everyone gets a pencil as a kid, but it

    doesn't make them all authors …or anything else. Nigel Barker
  48. Authors Everyone gets a pencil as a kid, but it

    doesn't make them all authors …or anything else. Nigel Barker
  49. Authors We're entering a new world in which data may

    be more important than software. Tim O'Reilly
  50. Authors Like I said on my bio on my webpage,

    I was born at an early age, I was close to my mother. Peter Jurasik
  51. Books Outside of a dog, a book is a man's

    best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx
  52. Books I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers

    done. Steven Wright
  53. Books There's so much more to a book than just

    the reading. Maurice Sendak
  54. Books No one person is the author of a Bourne

    film. The truth is it's a coalition of people. Paul Greengrass
  55. OERx Solution #2 Demonstration Site Customization Content Distribution

  56. MODXCloud Marketing is too important to be left to the

    marketing department. David Packard
  57. Good artists copy, great artists steal. Pablo Picasso OERx Public

    Snapshot Snapshots
  58. Good artists copy, great artists steal. Pablo Picasso OERx Public

    Snapshot 
 Create a cloud with OERx installed
  59. OERx Download https://oerx.atyourlibrary.com/documentation/ getting-started/installation/

  60. Adopt a Text Solution #3

  61. Affordable Louisiana If you steal from one author it's plagiarism;

    if you steal from many it's research. Wilson Mizner
  62. OERx (Demo Site) Taking something from one man and making

    it worse is plagiarism. George A. Moore
  63. OERx (Demo Site) Originality is undetected plagiarism. William Ralph Inge

  64. Standard Template OERx Customizable Content Free Adopt a Text Review

    Things are not always #000000 and #FFFFFF.
  65. Questions A wise man can learn more from a foolish

    question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. Bruce Lee