About

The Public Knowledge Project was established in 1998 by John Willinsky at the University of British Columbia.  Since that time PKP has expanded and evolved into an international and virtual operation with two institutional anchors at Stanford University and Simon Fraser University Library.  John Willinsky, PKP’s founder and director, is based at Stanford and oversees the general direction of PKP and leads its research activities.  Since 2005, the SFU Library has served as the administrative and operational home for PKP and is responsible for software development and support, PKP Publishing Services, and other administrative activities.  PKP also has three major development partners —Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), the University of British Columbia Libraries, and the University of Pittsburgh Libraries — who provide significant financial and in-kind support.

You will find more information about PKP under the following pages:

We also have some informational brochures available here: