PKP Sprint – Montreal

February 10th, 2016 by  | No Comments

PKP is pleased to announce a spring developer sprint in Montreal, Canada, on Monday/Tuesday April 25-26, 2016. The event will be co-hosted by PKP and Érudit at the University of Montreal. We would like to cordially invite you to attend; we were delighted with the last sprint and hope you enjoyed it as much as […]

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Survey: Digital Book Production Software

February 9th, 2016 by  | No Comments

Dear all, The Center for Digital Systems has been supporting researchers (at the Free University Berlin and other research institutions) with their projects to publish e-journals for years. In the context of our activities on the topics “e-publishing” and “open access”, we would now like to learn more about the need for software tools and […]

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Registering

February 5th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation — and much of this will apply to the upcoming OMP 1.2 release as well. We’re interested in your feedback on the documentation, but also on the design decisions we’ve made for the new […]

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OA Publishing Cooperative Study: Q2 Report

February 1st, 2016 by  | No Comments

The MacArthur-funded Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study is examining cooperation between publishing stakeholder groups by exploring potential cooperative associations involving disciplines, with anthropology (Libraria), national initiatives (Canadian Journals Project), and regional models (African Journals Project).

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Introducing the PKP Index

October 23rd, 2015 by  | No Comments

The PKP Index is a new database of articles, books, and conference proceedings that have been published using PKP’s free, open source Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, and Open Conference Systems software applications. We have developed this service because new journals find it difficult to be included in major indexing services, often having to […]

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Meet the Team: James MacGregor

October 22nd, 2015 by  | No Comments

Meet the Team is a new series of blog posts introducing different members of the PKP team. First up is James MacGregor. James is Publishing Services Coordinator at PKP, and ensures that PKP’s hosting, external support, consulting, and sponsored development initiatives run smoothly. PKP Publishing Services provides a significant portion of the overall PKP budget, […]

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Transitioning the PKP PLN from Pilot to Launch

October 21st, 2015 by  | 2 Comments

For the past year, the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) has been in a pilot phase, with the University of Victoria, University of Pittsburgh, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Indiana University, and Simon Fraser University testing various aspects of the Network, ranging from the new OJS plugin to the terms of use that […]

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Collaborative Knowledge Foundation and PKP Announce Strategic Relationship

October 20th, 2015 by  | No Comments

PKP is pleased to announce the commencement of a strategic relationship with the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation.  The CKF’s mission is to evolve how scholarship is created, produced and reported. CKF is building open source solutions in scholarly knowledge production that foster collaboration, integrity and speed. They are also interested in developing new models of research […]

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Hypothes.is and PKP Announce Strategic Relationship

October 19th, 2015 by  | No Comments

PKP is pleased to announce its support for the Hypothes.is initiative to bring a  pervasive implementation of web-based annotation support across scholarship, based on open technologies and an open web protocol. They have invited a wide range of participants from the scholarly publishing sector to support their initiative and this is a very natural commitment […]

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WEBCAST – OA Week 2015: Is it time for Canada to implement a unified open strategy for higher education?

October 15th, 2015 by  | No Comments

UPDATE: This event will be webcast: http://www.sfu.ca/webcast/index.html PKP and the SFU Library are pleased to be co-sponsoring an event to mark Open Access Week 2015. Is it Time for Canada to Implement A Unified Open Strategy for Higher Education? includes a keynote address from PKP Director Dr. John Willinsky and a panel discussion with Dr. […]

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