PKP Roundup – August 8

August 8th, 2014 by  | 2 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 line (2.4.x): Work continues on finishing up OJS 2.4.5. Translations have started and bug fixes should be completed by the end of next week. The translations should be completed by August 22, […]

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Applications for OpenCon now available

August 5th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Applications for OpenCon, an international conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data specifically for students and early career researchers are now available: http://www.opencon2014.org/apply The event will bring together students and early career researchers from across the world to learn about the issues, develop critical skills, and return home ready to catalyze action toward a more […]

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SAJLIS: increased manuscript submissions with OJS

July 30th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Since adopting an open access, online-only format in 2012, with its workflow managed via OJS , the South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science (SAJLIS) has enjoyed almost a doubling of manuscript submissions. From receiving sixteen and fifteen manuscripts in the first and second semesters of 2013 respectively, the first half of 2014 saw close to […]

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Beyond open access: Sharing research-derived knowledge with society

July 29th, 2014 by  | No Comments

PKP’s founder and director John Willinsky was recently interviewed by Editage Insights, a one-stop, cross-discipline learning and knowledge-sharing portal for academics, researchers, journals, and research publication professionals. In the first part of the Skype-based video interview, John discusses the changes and challenges in academic communication and talks about public knowledge as an idea that goes […]

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PKP Roundup – July 26

July 26th, 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 line (2.4.x): We reviewed the bug entries that are still open for OJS 2.4.5, and work is being done on those. OJS 2.4.5 is still scheduled for release at the end […]

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OpenKnowledge: Changing the global course of learning

July 18th, 2014 by  | No Comments

Open source, open science, open data, open access, open education, open learning — PKPs John Willinsky and Kevin Stranack are working with international partners to offer an innovative new course for anyone in the world (not for credit, no charge, via Stanford’s Open EdX platform). Have a look at our (short) promo video. The course […]

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ASAP High-Impact OA organization

July 14th, 2014 by  | No Comments

The Accelerating Science Award Program recently recognized three recipients for exemplary reuse of Open Access research. This program was co-sponsored by PLOS, Google, Wellcome Trust, and numerous other organizations. A major component of the program was the Accelerating Impact portfolio, which highlighted both the contributions of the finalists and the benefits of Open Access. PKP […]

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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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