Another Successful PKP Conference!

September 18th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Another Successful PKP Conference!

Thanks again to everyone that was able to join us in Montreal for the PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference and Development Sprint. When we held our first conference back in 2007, we had no idea it would still be going strong a decade later.

Our partners at Erudit were amazing hosts, ensuring the best venues, food, drink, and entertainment that we could have hoped for.

Our speakers were outstanding, providing new insights into the local publishing activities, innovative uses of PKP software, and updates on their research and developments within their own countries. We have now loaded the slides and video recordings of the presentations on our website and added the videos to our Youtube channel.

The preconference development sprint and OJS 3 workshop were also highly successful, with more people participating this year than in any previous sprint — so thank you to everyone that showed up and worked so hard on various software and educational projects!

Sprint topics this time included implementing Crossref’s new deposit API in the Crossref plugin, working with the REST API, reviewing PKP documentation, making OJS metadata fields required, reviewing OJS statistics, developing a best practices guide for OJS metadata entry, building up the next edition of Getting Found, Staying Found, and more. Over the next few blog posts we’ll be sharing each of their reports.

If you didn’t have the chance to join us this time, keep an eye on this space for an announcement about the date and location of our next sprint, in the spring of 2018. We hope to see you then!


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