PKP Hires Director of Operations

May 30th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on PKP Hires Director of Operations

May 30, 2021 The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is thrilled to welcome back Kevin Stranack to the PKP leadership team. Kevin has been appointed the inaugural Director of Operations for the Public Knowledge Project in its recent designation as Simon Fraser University’s newest Core Facility. Kevin comes to this position with 20 years of leadership […]

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A Note of Gratitude

May 16th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on A Note of Gratitude

May 16, 2022 PKP wants to acknowledge and thank Sonya Betz, Head, Library Publishing and Digital Production Services, University of Alberta, for her role as the Chair of the Technical Committee. Sonya’s expertise in online user experience, digital repositories, scholarly publishing, and open access made her an invaluable member of the PKP technical committee. We […]

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Programa de Actualizaciones de OJS | OJS Upgrade program in Latin America

April 27th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on Programa de Actualizaciones de OJS | OJS Upgrade program in Latin America

April 27, 2022 English message follows. De acuerdo con datos publicados en 2021, existen más de 25,000 revistas en el mundo utilizando OJS para publicar, de las cuales 4,714 se encuentran en Latinoamérica.  Sin embargo, los datos muestran que aún existe un alto porcentaje de instalaciones que no utilizan una versión de OJS actualizada. Algunas […]

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Google Analytics’ Privacy Practices Challenged

April 21st, 2022 by  | Comments Off on Google Analytics’ Privacy Practices Challenged

April 14, 2022 Google Analytics’ privacy practices are being challenged, especially in European Union member countries, where they contravene the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and have been declared illegal in some countries. For this reason, the PKP Technical Committee recommends not using Google Analytics so you do not end up tracking readers that are […]

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Employment Opportunity: Senior UX Designer

April 13th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on Employment Opportunity: Senior UX Designer

Contact: Nate Wright Public Knowledge Project SFU Library, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC natew@publicknowledgeproject.org Job Title: Senior UX Designer The Senior UX Designer is responsible for ensuring that PKP produces accessible, user-centered software that meets the needs of a diverse global community of scholarly publishers. The Senior UX Designer will conduct user research, gather product […]

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Call for New Members: Documentation Interest Group (DIG)

April 4th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on Call for New Members: Documentation Interest Group (DIG)

April 4, 2022 PKP is seeking new volunteer members to join the Documentation Interest Group, a community-led PKP working group that manages, creates, and improves documentation about PKP software and publishing best practices. This is a great opportunity for a community member to get more involved with PKP, network with PKP partners and other organizations, […]

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Bogota Sprint 2022

March 17th, 2022 by  | 2 Comments

Bogotá welcomes its first Latin American PKP Sprint, which will be held on June 30 and July 1, 2022 hosted by the National University of Colombia, Bogotá. Register today, space is limited.

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PKP reacts to Russian invasion of Ukraine

March 17th, 2022 by  | Comments Off on PKP reacts to Russian invasion of Ukraine

March 16, 2022 Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has unleashed an outpouring of condemnation from scientists and research organizations worldwide.This week, Canada’s three federal research funding agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – announced a […]

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Building Community to Support Diamond Open Access Publishing

March 2nd, 2022 by  | Comments Off on Building Community to Support Diamond Open Access Publishing

March 2, 2022 PKP has endorsed the Action Plan for Diamond Open Access (OA) presented by Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National Research Agency (ANR) on March 2nd, 2022. We see this Action Plan as a positive step in supporting a sustainable, equitable, community-driven Diamond OA scholarly communication environment.  As we recently […]

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It’s Time to Upgrade OJS

February 23rd, 2022 by  | Comments Off on It’s Time to Upgrade OJS

February 23, 2022 We encourage users to upgrade to the current release series OJS 3.3.x! More than 25,000 active journals around the world use Open Journal Systems (OJS). However, the PKP Technical Committee recently learned that many of those journals are relying on considerably older versions of OJS. As we are regularly releasing upgrades of […]

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