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Friday, November 20 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Small Pieces, Loosely Joined: How Making Open Textbooks (Could Be) Like Making Public Domain Audiobooks

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LibriVox, started in 2005, asked volunteers to collaborate together to create free public domain audiobooks, and give them away on the Internet. Ten years later, the collection is 8,000 books strong, ranging from Austen to Zarathustra, with the "Romance of Rubber" in between. In this talk LibriVox (and Pressbooks) founder Hugh McGuire will talk about the complex job of creating and publishing an audio book, a process that often takes a year or more, with collaboration among dozens of people: narrators, prooflisteners, Book Coordinators, Meta Coordinators, and a host of custom hacked software. He'll look at how and why LibriVox has been successful, and how lessons from LibriVox might be applied to creating a global network of creators of OER.

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Hugh McGuire

Founder & CEO, Rebus Foundation
technology guy.

Friday November 20, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am PST
BC Ballroom

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