Versioning History

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Version Date Change
1.0 February 20, 2018 Guide published.
1.01 May 2, 2018 For all Open Textbook Network logo references, changed “Open Textbook Network” when referencing chapters to the guide title, “Authoring Open Textbooks.”
1.02 August 23, 2018 Appendix 4: Correction: changed titles for contract templates to title-case.
1.03 September 25, 2018 Appendix 1: Embedded “What are Creative Commons Licenses?” video
1.04 October 17, 2018 Removed references to Pressbooks Training webinars (discontinued Oct 10/18) and added info about Pressbooks Tutorial videos.
1.05 March 6, 2019 Introduction: Added Working Group Guide to list of BCcampus support resources, at bottom of page. Noted that the Accessibility Toolkit is now in its second edition.
1.06 May 21, 2019 Resources: Search and Find: Updated information on CC Search tool.
1.07 June 12, 2019 Theme changed from Open Textbooks to Clarke. This affected the general look and feel of this book.
1.08 July 11, 2019 Textbook Reviews: Updated broken links and added Embedding and Linking chapter (new)
1.09 August 7, 2019 Appendix 4: Added agreement template for students wish to publish course work with a CC licence.
1.10 October 1, 2019 ISBN for Print and eBook added. Versioning history number changed from 0.1 to 0.01.
1.11 May 28, 2020 Added links to copyright videos to “Fair Dealing and Fair Use” and “Resources: Only the Open.”
1.12 June 25, 2020 Appendix 4: Added a photo/video subject release form for open textbooks

Resources: Captions and Attributions: Added link to Media Attribution tool in Pressbooks

1.13 January 5, 2022 Transitioned guide from a static to an ongoing resource.

  • Added “page added” and “last update” dates to the end of each chapter.
  • Removed ISBNs
1.14 October 31, 2023 Updated cover image.
Page added: Feb 20/18 | Last update: Jan 6/22


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