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PICRM-2009-03

The Open Publishing Guide: Creating a Self-Publishing Website Using Open Source Content Management Tools

The goal of the RIT Open Publishing Guide project is to create a web-based repository of information about self-publishing, including publishing tutor...
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The Open Publishing Guide: Creating a Self-Publishing Website Using Open Source Content Management Tools

Area: New Media Publishing
Document # PICRM-2009-03

The goal of the RIT Open Publishing Guide project is to create a web-based repository of information about self-publishing, including publishing tutorials. As this was primarily a production-based project as opposed to research, this report will focus on the process taken to develop the final website. It will discuss the steps necessary to produce a website of the scope and scale of the Open Publishing Guide, provide an overview of the production methodology, discuss the process by which content was acquired for the site, explore the web platform used to deliver the content, and, finally, outline the high level production workflow of the site. This report will be of use to those interested in deploying large scale, dynamic, websites and individuals interested in consumer-focused, Internet print-on-demand services.

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Open Publishing Lab self-publishing Open Publishing Guide

Author

Patricia Albanese
Gannett Distinguished Professor, School of Print Media
Rochester Institute of Technology

Author

Matthew H. Bernius
Visiting Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

Author

Sean Conklin
RIT Student & OPL Researcher
Rochester Institute of Technology

Author

Alvin Crespo
RIT Student & OPL Researcher
Rochester Institute of Technology

Author

Rachael Gootnick
Associate Content Manager, Open Publishing Lab
Rochester Institute of Technology