Submissions/Book Sprints and Academic Outputs

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 6001
Title of the submission
Book Sprints and Academic Outputs
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
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Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

A Book Sprint is a facilitated methodology that brings together a group to produce a book in 3-5 days. There is no pre-production and the group is guided by a facilitator from zero to published book.

Book Sprints have been utilized to produce a many education and academic orientated materials including - textbooks, curriculum readers, OER resource reviews, academic papers, and scholarly support materials. All outputs have been CC licensed scholarly materials. In addition, Book Sprints for ICT Research has recently been established by the EC to conduct 5 Book Sprints to test the relevancy of the Book Sprint in the composition of scientific papers and books in the field of ICT research and innovation, and to assess the benefits and shortcomings of this methodology in comparison with the traditional writing practices of the sector. This presentation will look closely at the application of Book Sprints in each of these contexts and present findings and recommendations for the application of Book Sprints to Open Scholarship.


  • Adam Hyde (founder of the Book Sprint methodology)
  • Barbara Ruehling (Book Sprint facilitator)
  • Rachel Baker (Book Sprints for ICT Research)
Open Scholarship
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30 minutes
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