Enhanced support for online book reviews

July 11th, 2014 by  | No Comments

With the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Freie Universität Berlin, and the Public Knowledge Project will work together to enhance OJS to better support online book reviews. The new functionality will build on the work done by FU Berlin, who provided the original iteration of the Objects for […]

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PKP Roundup – July 11

July 11th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Curious what the PKP team has been working on this week? The PKP Roundup gives quick updates on our latest software developments. In the midst of summer, development has been moving along but with no major updates. We are looking at a minor OMP release (1.1.1) within a couple weeks, with a possible release of […]

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PKP Software User Experience Improvement Process

July 7th, 2014 by  | No Comments

PKP has been developing user interfaces for over a decade, but we are now implementing a more formal process that will involve greater transparency, cross-team collaboration, and user involvement, resulting in visibly higher quality software. With the launch of the new Open Monograph Press software last year and the upcoming release of the completely renewed […]

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Updated OJS usage stats

June 24th, 2014 by  | No Comments

The OJS usage statistics have been updated: according to our latest numbers, there were 7021 journals using Open Journal Systems (OJS) available online at the beginning of 2014. The statistics can be found here, with a map here.

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OpenCon 2014: Shaping our Future

June 16th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Our software, Open Journal Systems, has been designed to make it easy and inexpensive to put scholarly content online, free of charge to readers. OJS, now used by over 6000 journals has been PKP’s major contribution to a movement that seeks to change scholarly communications by increasing access to research and scholarship everywhere. However, we […]

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New Horizons for Learning

June 11th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Johns Hopkins University (a PKP Silver sponsor) has just gone live with a new OJS-hosted journal, New Horizons for Learning. The journal, published by the School of Education since the 1980s, was originally hosted on a static website. In a collaboration between the School of Education and the Sheridan Libraries, it was decided to move […]

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PKP Roundup – June 6

June 6th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Curious what the PKP team has been working on this week? The PKP Roundup gives quick updates on our latest software developments. OJS Stable download numbers: 10.4k downloads of 2.4.4-1 (2.1k unique) 3.2k downloads of 2.4.4-0 (802 unique) OJS Master: Work continues on UI/UX improvements. For an overview of this process, see the project wiki […]

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Announcing forthcoming PKP LOCKSS PLN

June 3rd, 2014 by  | 3 Comments

PKP is developing a Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The LOCKSS program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. The PKP PLN will ensure that journals that are not part of the Global LOCKSS Network, which primarily preserves content from […]

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California Digital Library UI/UX review report

May 29th, 2014 by  | No Comments

The California Digital Library became one of the Public Knowledge Project’s first formal development partners in 2012.  As a major part of this commitment, CDL undertook a comprehensive user interface/experience review of the Open Journal Systems (OJS) 3.0 alpha in 2013.  This was a massive undertaking on CDL’s part, requiring considerable preparation on the part […]

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OCS 2.3.6 released

May 28th, 2014 by  | No Comments

The PKP Development Team is pleased to announce the release of OCS 2.3.6. OCS 2.3.6 is a maintenance release, including the various minor patches and fixes released since OCS 2.3.5. It includes minor new features. For complete release notes, see http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/RELEASE-2.3.6. OCS 2.3.6 can be downloaded at http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs_download. Many thanks to our community for their contributions towards […]

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