PKP Award Winners
The PKP Community Service awards were inaugurated at the Second International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference in Vancouver in 2009. They are intended to acknowledge individual significant contributions made by members of the PKP community towards improving and supporting PKP software and goals. Three awards were presented at the 2009 conference with each of the recipients representing a key PKP community sector.
Developer, Center for Digital Systems, Free University of Berlin.
Winner of the 2009 Developer Community Service Award
Bozana was a developer using and supporting OJS at her institution. She inquired on the status of internationalization support in the OJS software, and then stepped forward to both secure funding (from the German Research Foundation - DFG and the Center for Digital Systems - CeDiS at the Freie Universität Berlin) and personally undertake this very large development task. Her code contribution was fully incorporated into OJS and represents a classic example of how effective the open source developer community can be. Since then, Bozana and CeDiS have become close community partners with PKP and continue to work with the PKP core team.
Senior Scientist at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network (Toronto, Canada), Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and founding editor of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Winner of the 2009 Editor/Publisher Community Service Award
Gunther has been a tireless advocate for the open access movement. JMIR was one of the first journals to use the OJS software and Gunther’s leadership in innovative publishing practices played an influential role in the OJS development of automated processes for XML rendering, reference checking, and bibliographic databases exporting. In 2009, JMIR was the #1 cited journal in the health informatics category (out of 20 journals), and the #2 journal in the health sciences category (out of 62 leading journals).
Dean of Library Services & University Librarian at SFU
Winner of the 2009 Library Community Service Award
Since 2005, the SFU Library has been the primary home base for the ongoing development and support of PKP software. The Library was also instrumental in underwriting major PKP software development initiatives as part of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) grant funded Synergies project. As the University Librarian, Lynn was instrumental in providing a home for PKP, committing significant local support and infrastructure, and securing funding for software development initiatives.