Library Publishing Curriculum Pilot Workshops at the Library Publishing Forum

March 16th, 2018 by  | No Comments

The Developing A Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project will host a pair of in-person workshops based on the first two curriculum modules released this spring, Content and Impact. Both will take place on Thursday, May 24 (the day after the Library Publishing Forum) at the University of Minnesota. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants, to be selected through a brief application […]

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OJS 3 Editorial Workflow Course Now Available

March 5th, 2018 by  | 3 Comments

Our second PKP School course — on the OJS 3 editorial workflow — is now available! This course compliments Setting Up a Journal with OJS 3, released late last year, which covered the basic setup steps to get up and running. Like all PKP School courses, this one is also offered completely free of charge, […]

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PKP Supports the Library Publishing Coalition

March 2nd, 2018 by  | Comments Off on PKP Supports the Library Publishing Coalition

We are very pleased to be sponsoring the outstanding work of the Library Publishing Coalition, whose efforts are doing so much to build a community of practice in this area, as well as helping library-based publishers gain a better sense of themselves and their unique role in the broader scholarly publishing environment.

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Save the Date: PKP Sprint 2018

February 13th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Save the Date: PKP Sprint 2018

PKP and the Heidelberg University Library are pleased to announce the next PKP Sprint will be taking place in Heidelberg, Germany on Sept 20 and 21, 2018. PKP sprints run “unconference” style, typically focusing on rapid code development for our open source publishing applications, with small, self-organized teams working together to solve common software issues […]

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Society for Scholarly Publishing Mentorship and Fellowship Programs

February 9th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Society for Scholarly Publishing Mentorship and Fellowship Programs

In case you missed it, the Society for Scholarly Publishing has two upcoming programs that will be of interest: SSP Mentorship Program The SSP Mentorship program connects professionals at all career levels and provides both mentors and mentees opportunities to develop new relationships, share experiences, and learn from others outside their organizations.

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New Research Publications from the PKP Team

January 11th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on New Research Publications from the PKP Team

In case you didn’t know, PKP isn’t just about software. We originated as a research project, and continue to do original research. Here are a few recent publications from our team, including an OA copy of PKP Director John Willinsky’s latest book!

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PKP & COPPUL Strategic Partnership

January 10th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on PKP & COPPUL Strategic Partnership

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to welcome the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) as our newest PKP Strategic Partner. PKP and COPPUL are both active in the field of digital preservation, and employ similar distributed, community-owned, and independently-administered preservation storage infrastructures using the LOCKSS platform and related tools like LOCKSS-O-Matic.

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Suggested New Year Resolution: Become a PKP Sustainer

January 4th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Suggested New Year Resolution: Become a PKP Sustainer

As part of our ongoing effort to enhance OJS, OMP, and our other free, open source software and services, PKP is again reaching out to the community to consider becoming financial supporters of our work. Through the contributions of our sustainers, we have made several important accomplishments over the past year. Here are just a […]

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Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study: Final Report

January 2nd, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study: Final Report

The Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study was a two-year investigation, undertaken under the auspices of the Public Knowledge Project with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The intent of this initiative was to examine whether scholarly publishing models, involving cooperation between the relevant stakeholder, might provide a means of moving […]

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Usability Testing on OJS 3.1

December 21st, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Usability Testing on OJS 3.1

We’ve just wrapped up another usability testing round that put some of the new OJS 3.1 features through their paces. We focused on the new way of listing in-progress journal submissions, including some filtering, colour coding, and iconography, as well as the new menu configuration tool.

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