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Chemistry LibreTexts

10: Integrating Existing Content

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  • Much of the content in the LibreTexts Libraries originated from the contribution/harvesting of existing content, often from websites, but occasionally from offline notes and other resources. Several aspects MUST be addressed in integrating such materials to the LibreTexts:

    1. Make sure that permission has been given to integrate. This is to address both ethical and legal aspects. An email from the original author will work, but should be forwarded to Prof. Larsen if a new site has been solicited, to ensure a central database is established
    2. All content must have proper attribution. This involves the author name, affiliation and hyperlinks to his/her personal website, school website or any other site (within reason) that he/she desires.

    Steps to integrate Content into a LibreTexts Library

    Typically, the original content will not be in a format that “fits” into the existing format of the LibreTexts that it is to be integrated. This includes: font size, colors, organization, etc. This is often best addressed at the initial steps if integrate by a straightforward “erasing” of formatting via the CKE editor (the eraser button). This then requires the reformatting of the content into the LibreTexts format.

    1. All section headings should use h2, h3, h4 … labels. This will changed the color and font size too. Please do not add any extra formatting, including colors and bolding etc.
    2. All text should be full justified.
    3. All number lists should use the CKE list options, this also includes bullets
    4. Please hyperlink to existing content.
    5. Figures should be uploaded to the LibreTexts and stay as links to the original site. See above section on figures.

    Other non-text content like Java, Javascript code, shockwave etc, require more discussion about how to integrate. Please contact Prof. Larsen for more details.