OMP 1.2 Released

April 13th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OMP 1.2 Released

We’re very pleased to announce the release of Open Monograph Press version 1.2.

This is a major milestone for PKP, as OMP 1.2 includes enhancements that have come out of 2 years of usability consultations, testing, and review.

Highlights include:

  • Separation of administrative interface and reader user interfaces. This facilitates layout customizations that are applied only to the reader’s view of the site, without affecting the more complex editorial back-end.
  • Enhanced user interface. The OMP 1.2 user interface is responsive, higher-contrast and consistent. Sites using OMP will look better than ever before.
     
  • Clearer workflow steps. We have removed many of the workflow elements that users found confusing — particularly the Copyediting and Proofreading tools — and replaced them with a consistent, simpler tool. Working through these processes is now similar to using an email client, but with rigorous tracking of content.
     
  • In-application help files with Gitbook. Context-sensitive help within the application is much easier to maintain and translate.
     

Special thanks to Marco Tullney for managing translation updates; our volunteer translators for their efforts; and the OMP community, whose testing, feedback and support have improved the software immensely.

OMP 1.2 is currently available in English, Spanish, German, and Portuguese languages, with more available soon.

This version of OMP also provides a preview of what you will see in the upcoming OJS 3.0. Work on that software will continue over the next few months, with an anticipated release date of August 2016.

You can take OMP 1.2 out for a spin using the Test Drive installation:

URL: http://omp.sfu.ca/testdrive/
Username: admin
Password: testdrive

Feel free to create an author account, make a submission, conduct a review, or otherwise experiment with the system. Your feedback is most welcome.

We’re currently working on new OMP documentation (as well as a PKP School course) and will be making that available soon.

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