Group 1: Open Textbook Review Board


  • administrators

    Goal: Develop and operationalize an Open Textbook Review Board.

    The Rebus Community has proposed to create an Open Textbook review board that can been leveraged to help find peer reviewers for open textbooks.

    The current sketch of the Review Board structure is as follows:

    1. The board will comprise librarians, staff, and faculty & others coordinating OER/Open Textbook activities at their institutions.
    2. Review Board members would be contacted whenever a book comes up for review
    3. Members would agree to take some action within their institution or network to help find reviewers (e.g. contact a subject librarian, reach out to departmental faculty or colleagues at other institutions, etc.)

    This group will develop this idea, including:

    • Clarifying/finalizing a proposed structure
    • Developing communications mechanisms
    • Defining board member obligations/commitments
    • Recruiting members
    • Other ideas for expansion/how else this board can be useful

    If you would like to be a part of this group, please comment below with a bit about yourself, any specific interests on the subject and any initial thoughts on the group’s purpose.


  • administrators

    I would like to join this group!



  • I’ll join too. I’m one of the open edu leaders at my institution and have links to multiple people using/creating open textbooks here and elsewhere. I think it’s crucial to have a group of people that can help to find reviewers, as peer reviews are very important for adoptions and perhaps the hardest part is finding people to do them!



  • I am interested in this group.


  • administrators

    Thanks for putting your hands up @clhendricksbc and @professorsv (and @hugh!). More to come soon.



  • @zoe Hi there, I’d like to volunteer for this group. I’m an ILL librarian, work extensively with OER on my campus, and serve as the anthropology liaison for the library. I have contacts across multiple disciplines and would like to expand my institution’s involvement with OER beyond the adoption level.


  • administrators

    Great to have you here, @dillardamie :) More details to come!


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