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  1. beckej says:

    Sorry I couldn’t make the open source call today. I was interested in the discussion about APA theming and citation. It’s been on my mind recently because we’ve been asked by the Graduate School of Education if Pressbooks might be a tool to display Masters Theses online.

    I left a comment on the agenda, but I will copy it here as well

    This might be something that SUNY Oneonta would be willing to collaborate on if there were some interest from the open community.

    We’ve been researching a use case where we publish our Masters Theses in Pressbooks to make them more widely available. (Currently they are bound and put in the library.)

    We identified our first step was to try to make a child theme that would set up the text, heading styles, and running head of APA style. We assumed that citations would have to be done in a manual way. We are just starting to play with this idea.

  2. beckej says:

    Hi Steel,

    I guess I am talking about a much more lower level project. The project we are beginning to scope and take on is simply creating a theme that would format a thesis APA style.

    I mean:
    Running head in the appropriate location with page numbering
    Headings match APA format
    Margins match APA
    Appropriate font

    We’d be relying on the Pressbooks for Table of Contents and pagination.

    In my solution students would still manually create a list of figures, do all citations, and create their bibliography by hand. My assumption is that most people would be writing their thesis in Google Docs or Microsoft Word and displaying it in Pressbooks at the end.

    I’d be happy to be part of your focus group and/or beta testers, but I scoped the project much lower for myself.

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