PKP Announces University of Alberta Libraries as Major Development Partner

March 23rd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Announces University of Alberta Libraries as Major Development Partner

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to announce that the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) have entered into a major development partnership with PKP, furthering a commitment to the development of scholarly communication software.  As a result of this agreement, UAL will provide significant financial and in-kind support to assist with PKP’s ongoing development […]

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Sci-Hub: research piracy and the public good

March 15th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Sci-Hub: research piracy and the public good

By John Willinsky It looks like the scholarly publishing community has been hit by its own version of Napster. Over the past year, some 47 million research articles have been made freely available through a site called Sci-Hub. The publishing giant Elsevier, aghast at finding many of its articles being given away, wasted little time […]

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Submitting an Article

February 19th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

This is the second in a series of blog posts (the first is here) that introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation — and much of this will apply to the upcoming OMP 1.2 release as well. This week, we’re looking at the submission process. Because authors are often new to the system, […]

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PKP Sprint – Montreal

February 10th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint – Montreal

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  | Comments Off on Survey: Digital Book Production Software

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  | 2 Comments

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  | Comments Off on OA Publishing Cooperative Study: Q2 Report

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  | 1 Comment

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  | Comments Off on Meet the Team: James MacGregor

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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