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Useful Links

Related Software

PressBooks – PressBooks is an open source book publishing tool built on a WordPress multisite platform. PressBooks outputs books in multiple formats, including PDF, EPUB, MOBI, web, and a variety of XML flavours, using a theming/templating system, driven by CSS.

WordPress – WordPress is a web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. It is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.

Hypothes.isHypothes.is is a web annotation tool that allows users to provide commentary, references, and insight on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and regulations, software code and more.

H5P – H5P makes it easy to create, share and reuse HTML5 content and applications. It empowers creatives to create rich and interactive web experiences more efficiently.

PressBooks Help

PressBooks Userguide – A (growing) guide to using PressBooks

PressBooks Knowledge Base – The knowledge base contains articles that will show you how to use the most essential features of PressBooks.

PressBooks Youtube Channel – Provides a growing collection of tutorial videos that demonstrate how to do things users frequently ask about.

The Pressbooks Guide to Self-Publishing – Guide that shows authors and writers how to easily and affordably make a book and self-publish in ebook stores, as well as print-on-demand platforms.

Document Conversion

Pandoc – Pandoc is free software, released under the general public license. If you need to convert files from one markup format into another, Pandoc is your swiss-army knife. Amongst others, it allows you to convert your LaTeX script to HTML formats. Check out the Getting Started page and User’s Guide for instruction.

LaTeX2HTMLLaTeX2HTML is a convertor written in Perl that converts LaTeX documents to HTML. This way e.g. scientific papers – primarily typeset for printing – can be imported in PressBooks and be published as eSkript.

ETH Zürich

ETH eSkript – ETH eSkript is ETH Zürich‘s online platform for interactive lecture material. Here you find the latest news, catalogs and publications.
User’s Guide to eSkript – How to tackle Interactive Lecture Material? This guide will give you a quick overview on e-annotations and more.
ETH Corporate Design – We recommend to use the ETH Zürich templates for creative design, title pages and cover images of your eSkripts.

Style Guides

The Chicago Manual of Style Online – The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. It also provides convenient tools, such as sample correspondence, proofreaders’ marks, and a quick guide to citation.

Free to Use Media

E-Pics – E-Pics is ETH Zürich‘s platform for digital and digitized photographs and images. Collections, archives, institutes and units of ETH Zürich as well as external partners manage and present their image holdings here. The majority of the images can be viewed publicly and researched by keyword.

Wikimedia Commons – Wikimedia Commons is an online repository of free-use images, sound, and other media files.

PikWizard – Free photo library with amazingly beautiful images. It works together with DesignWizard, which is just super to create impressive designs, quickly & easily, with the photo you just have picked. Try it out!

Flickr: Creative Commons – Access to all Flickr photos sorted by license. This allows you to find images under the public domain, non-commercial license, attribution license, etc. Make sure you select ‘Public Domain’ to find images that don’t require attribution.

Pixabay – All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.

Pickup Image – Searchable database of public domain images. Contains a large collection of free photographs. You can download, copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Skitterphoto – License-free photos, free to use under Creative Commons CC0. Credit is appreciated, but not necessary.


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