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Learning curve

Postby NoraStamboulieh » Fri May 01, 2009 8:22 am

Hi,
I'm trying to learn how to use OCS and I'm finding that the learning curve is steep. I have printed the documentation "OCS in an Hour" but I find it is not sufficient. I have two questions :
1- Is there another fuller documentation on the usage of OCS ?
2- Are there any demo conferences that we can use as practice exercices ?
I know it may sound stupid but it would help me a lot.
Thanks !
Nora
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Re: Learning curve

Postby jmacgreg » Mon May 04, 2009 2:24 pm

Hi Nora,

Re: point 1: OCS is currently the most robust documentation we have on OCS, although we are in the process of writing a new, more extensive userguide (also for OJS), to be published this summer. I would recommend checking out the rest of the documentation on our wiki (http://pkp.sfu.ca/wiki) and on the OCS documentation page (http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs_documentation), as well as our more general tutorials on both OJS and OCS (http://pkp.sfu.ca/tutorials). If you have any general topics you would like covered, please let us know; we may be able to point you in a certain direction, and we'd also be better able to address any gaps in our documentation in the future.

Re: point 2: You can take OCS out for a test drive on our server to become more familiar with how it operates: http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs2/demo/testdrive/

The login is "admin" and the password is "testdrive". This installation will be regularly purged of all data, so please do not use it for anything other than making a short-term evaluation of the software.

Cheers,
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Re: Learning curve

Postby NoraStamboulieh » Thu May 07, 2009 7:21 am

Thank you for your answer.

Concerning a demo conference, I wasn't clear enough. We have OCS installed on our servers and we plan on using it and I have to test it. Unfortunately, when we plan conferences we are not as rigourous as OCS requires and we will have to change our working processes. That is why I wanted to know if you had a demo conference that I would create from scratch on our in-house installation.

Thank you,
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Re: Learning curve

Postby jmacgreg » Fri May 08, 2009 9:43 am

Hi Nora,

I see what you mean now -- I'm afraid we don't at the moment, no.

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