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Monday, September 23 • 4:05pm - 5:00pm
Collaborative Authoring: Use and Maintenance of a Multidisciplinary 'E-Textbook

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A multi-disciplinary textbook faces the challenge of satisfying the need for breadth without compromising
depth. We met this challenge in a text called The Discipline of Organizing with several innovations in book design. The key idea was to write the book as a “core” text with hundreds of supplemental endnotes tagged by discipline, effectively creating a family of related texts suitable for different courses and perspectives. This book architecture lends itself to implementation in ebook formats, and it also implies a clear path for evolving ebooks over time. In this session the lead author and editor of the textbook describes the processes and principles needed to create, deploy and maintain the work.

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Robert Glushko

Adjunct Full Professor, University of California, Berkeley, School of Information
Robert J. Glushko is an Adjunct Full Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the School of Information.  Before coming to Berkeley in 2002, he spent a decade in Silicon Valley, where he founded or co-founded four companies in the areas of electronic publishing and e-business. He previously worked in corporate R&D and consulting, mostly at Bell Laboratories.  He has a PhD in cognitive... Read More →


Monday September 23, 2013 4:05pm - 5:00pm
Wilder, 4th Floor