OA Publishing Cooperative Study: Year One Report

July 21st, 2016 by  | No Comments

PKP’s MacArthur-funded Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study has reached the halfway point in its two year timeline examining cooperation between publishing stakeholder groups. It continues to explore potential cooperative associations involving disciplines (Libraria), national initiatives (Canadian Journals Project), and regional models (African Journals Project).

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Reviewing

July 18th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

This is the third in a series of blog posts (the first is here, second here) that introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation, in preparation for the upcoming release. This time, we’re looking at the review process. Because reviewers, like authors, are often new to the system, we need to make this […]

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PKP is Hiring!

June 14th, 2016 by  | 2 Comments

We are looking for some motivated, dedicated, and smart people to join the team! PKP is currently looking for a talented Systems and Support Specialist to assist with our Publishing Services initiative, and to additionally assist with our other projects. This person would be involved in some technical infrastructure building from the ground up. It […]

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Launch of Private LOCKSS Network for OJS Journals

June 1st, 2016 by  | 4 Comments

PKP is pleased to announce that the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN) has moved into full production mode and is now providing free preservation services for any OJS journal that meets the minimum criteria and has upgraded to the newly released OJS 2.4.8. Any OJS journal that has an ISSN and has published at […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: Documentation

May 3rd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint 2016: Documentation

With the release of OJS 3.0 on the horizon, the documentation group at the 2016 PKP Sprint focused on creating a solid foothold for OJS 3.0 documentation for users. Members included: Vanessa Gabler (University of Pittsburgh) Jeanette Hatherill (University of Ottawa) Jeremy Hennig (University of Alberta) Jessica Lang (McGill) Mike Nason (PKP, University of New […]

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Sprinting in Montreal

April 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Sprinting in Montreal

For the past couple of years, PKP has been organizing a developer sprint, typically in the Spring and late Summer / early Fall. Although technically-focused, non-technical participants are always welcome and make important contributions to the practicality and usability of the technical work. This week we completed our first sprint at the Université de Montréal, […]

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Invitation to Participate: OA Publishing Co-operative Study

April 19th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Invitation to Participate: OA Publishing Co-operative Study

Calling all library administrators, collections, and scholarly communications librarians! The Open Access Scholarly Publishing Co-operative Study needs your input on a new model for scholarly publishing! Subscriptions no longer make sense. Article processing charges are not for everyone. What about a different approach? What about building on the growing cooperation in scholarly publishing? Help us […]

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The Belief that Knowledge Should be a Human Right

April 14th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on The Belief that Knowledge Should be a Human Right

As part of Simon Fraser University’s 50th anniversary, SFU Research is highlighting some important projects, including PKP. You can read more below, including a brief history and an interview with Brian Owen, PKP’s Managing Director and Associate University Librarian at SFU. The Public Knowledge Project was borne from the belief that knowledge access should be […]

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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 […]

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The PKP Index is in Production!

April 6th, 2016 by  | 2 Comments

We are pleased to announce the full production launch of the PKP Index: http://index.pkp.sfu.ca/ The PKP index has been in beta mode since October and during the past few months we have been selectively adding content to ensure everything was working properly.  During that time, the index has grown rapidly and already contains over 60,000 […]

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