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'''Welcome to Textbook Revolution!'''
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== Welcome to Textbook Revolution! ==
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Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. We want to get these materials into classrooms. On this site you'll find links and reviews of textbooks and select educational resources. Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable online as e-books, or some are simply web sites containing course or multimedia content.
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== Textbook Revolution ==
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If you have any questions or need help, please email [mailto:joshuagay@gmail.com Josh], our site administrator.
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Textbook Revolution is the web’s source for free educational materials. This is a student-run, volunteer-operated website started in response to the textbook industry’s constant drive to maximize profits instead of educational value.
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TBR’s mission is to drive the adoption of free textbooks by teachers and professors. We want to get these books into classrooms. Our approach is to bring all of the free textbooks we can find together in one place, review them, and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world.
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===Types of contributions===
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'''Professors''': You’re the most important link in the chain. Browse the books. Try out sample chapters in your classrooms. If you find a book you like, review it when the new site goes live in January—professors’ reviews will carry more weight. Tell your professor friends about free books. And bask in the glory your students will heap on you for bringing them free books.
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'''Students''': we need you! Find a free book on our site that would work for one of your classes. Show it to your professor and let him or her know that there are top-quality alternatives to the overpriced bookstore editions. If you use a book, review it. And tell your friends!
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'''Authors''': we want your stuff! [[Form:Book| Add your book]] to our site!
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'''Visitors''': welcome! If you find something you like, please take the time to review it (coming soon). And tell your friends!
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At Textbook Revolution, you’ll find links to textbooks and select educational resources of all kinds. Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable only online as e-books. Most books are aimed at undergraduates, but there are at least a few resources at every level, from kindergarten to post-doc. All of the books are offered for free by their respective copyright holders for online viewing. Beyond that, each book is as individual as the author behind it.
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The majority of the posts are brief reviews with links to the authors websites. In a very few cases, Textbook Revolution is acting as the sole host for the books. In a few more, the site is an authorized mirror for files. We don’t publish our own material or contract authors to write books.
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== Status quo ==
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We are currently rebuilding the site. We spent a lot of time moving over almost all of the books from the [http://textbookrevolution.org old site] to this current one. The next big item on our agenda is getting the [http://semantic-mediawiki.org semantic mediawiki] aspects of this site working.
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== How to help ==
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=== Clean up the wiki ===
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:*Make an account. Start exploring the current book reviews and edit them for everything from punctuation and spelling to formatting.
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:*Search for books on the the [[:Category:Dead Links|dead links]] page.
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:*Comment on pages listed as [[TextbookRevolution:Duplicate Books|duplicates]] or [[:Category:Books to Review|needing review]].
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=== Ontology building ===
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:*Visit this [[Talk:Main_Page|talk page]] to find out more. Basically we are trying to import the [http://eric.ed.gov ERIC ontology] into semantic-mediawiki, but we can't find a good representation of ERIC! Help us find it.
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:**There is more information on the ERIC ontology [http://www.csa.com/factsheets/eric-set-c.php here].
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:**We will need to determine what choices to allow for the Education Level and Publication Type fields.
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:*We also should import FOAF as well and start using that for our user/group accounts. We want to help bring together the existing and growing community of textbook revolutionaries! Help us import FOAF.
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=== Logo ===
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:*We're working on a new logo for the site. More information is on the [[Talk:Main_Page|talk page]].
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== Lists of category tags==
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The category tags have been superseded by semantic properties.
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== Contacts ==
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Join us on [irc://irc.freenode.net/#textbookrevolution IRC] on freenode at #textbookrevolution. 
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! style="padding-top: 12px; font-size: larger; color: #113752; width: 50%;" | Getting Started
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! style="padding-top: 12px; font-size: larger; color: #113752; width: 50%;" | Contributing
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| style="vertical-align:text-top;" | Browse by subject or by license from the menus at the top of this site, or use the search bar.
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| style="vertical-align:text-top;" | Help improve Textbook Revolution! Anyone can help, including professors, students, authors, and visitors. See [[Contributing]] for more information.
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| style="vertical-align:text-top;" | [[FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]] about Textbook Revolution.
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| style="vertical-align:text-top;" | Join us on [irc://irc.freenode.net/#textbookrevolution IRC] on free node at #textbook revolution. 
* [[User:jgay|Joshua Gay]]
* [[User:jgay|Joshua Gay]]
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* [[User:KB3LWJ|Derek Kaser]]
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* Val Grimm: AIM: <tt>DeliKachar</tt>
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Current revision as of 15:35, 3 March 2014

Welcome to Textbook Revolution!

Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. We want to get these materials into classrooms. On this site you'll find links and reviews of textbooks and select educational resources. Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable online as e-books, or some are simply web sites containing course or multimedia content.

If you have any questions or need help, please email Josh, our site administrator.

Search for Free Books and Textbooks

Search for Books and Textbooks

We wish all books were free! Until they are we want to help you get them for a cheap as possible.

Textbooks priced by Campusbooks.com


Getting Started Contributing
Browse by subject or by license from the menus at the top of this site, or use the search bar. Help improve Textbook Revolution! Anyone can help, including professors, students, authors, and visitors. See Contributing for more information.
FAQ's Contact
Frequently Asked Questions about Textbook Revolution. Join us on IRC on free node at #textbook revolution.