Project Info & General Discussion: The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature
BASIC PROJECT INFORMATION
Title: The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature
Lead author/editor(s): Tim Robbins, Graceland University
Subject: Early American Studies
Target audience: Undergraduate
Single author or Multiple authors: Multiple.
Rebus project manager(s): Zoe Wake Hyde
License: CC BY
ADDITIONAL PROJECT INFORMATION
The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature was initially created by Robin deRosa at Plymouth State University. Working with students, they collected public domain texts, edited them as necessary and created introductions for each to form the beginnings of a new, definitive anthology of Early American Literature.
The project is now in the hands of Tim Robbins and the Rebus Community, who will expand the texts covered and source introductions to each section. We are looking for collaborators to help us develop a more comprehensive series of texts and build the book out to meet the needs of Early American students and scholars.
- Introduction authors
- Public domain text researchers
- Copy editors
- Proof readers
- Formatting help
- Accessibility checkers
- Marketing/promoting adoptions in classrooms
- Jan-Feb: settle on TOC/texts to include
- Feb-July: Gather public domain texts and introduction contributions
- July-August: editing, proofing, reviewing
- September 2017: publish?
How to participate:
If you can help with any of the tasks above, please add your name to the task assignment spreadsheet and post below, letting us know what level of involvement you would like to have. We’ll be following up shortly with more details.
TOC & task assignments
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Current project team
@trobbins1981 (lead editor), @zoe (Rebus project manager), @robinderosa1 (adviser/cheerleader), @hugh, @bolaigeefealabi, @awwweiler, @dana-haugh, @paulapreads, @carolkunzler, @charlotte.barrett, @corinne.hameltaylor, @hbowen211, @docjem1972, @gesina.a.phillips, @marykathleenb86, @M.Self, @patricia-bostian, @lrdavis, @emmaprobst42, @sonyaparrish, @robertpaulwilson … and you?
@zoe Is that [HIST] or [LIT]? I think [LIT] no?
@hugh Whoops! Right you are.
So exciting! And I am very happy to consult and assist whoever is able to take this on. What a great project, and so grateful to see it will be able to continue and grow!
thanks @robinderosa1 that’s great to know…
it is a pleasure to use my expertise in Research, Media profession and Marketing/Promotion for the success of this project as a volunteer PUBLIC DOMAIN TEXT RESEARCHER, PROOF READER, MARKETING/ PROMOTING FOR THE ADOPTION IN CLASSROOMS.
My name is Angela Weiler, and I am a Professor/Librarian at Onondaga Community College. I helped with the SUNY Open Textbook Initiative as a reviewer, and I am very interested in helping with this new project as an introduction author, copy editor, or proof reader.
Hello! My name is Dana Haugh and I’m the Web Services Librarian at Stony Brook University. I’d be happy to contribute to this project as a proofreader and copy editor!
Hi, I’m Paula Parslow. I helped proofread SUNY open textbooks, and I would also like to help with this project as a proofreader or copyeditor.
welcome @paulapreads … fantastic, we’re just working out the “what nexts” … stay tuned!
I am happy to help in any capacity. I have an education background in English, Education, Library Science and Online Education. I have volunteer experience in editing, proofing and reviewing at SUNY. I am also very willing to help with the gathering of public domain texts, as I am a librarian by profession and LOVE to find and research. Looking forward to another great open access tool to help our college students afford higher education!
Excellent, and happy to have you aboard @carolkunzler. More to come!
@hugh Is there a lead editor, yet? Just curious. I can put out word in my library and on campus and see if anyone is interested if you haven’t found a lead, yet.
Hi @carolkunzler - we don’t yet have a lead editor confirmed so it would be great if you could put the word out, thank you! Much appreciated, and pleased to have you and your research skills on board