PKP Sprint 2016: Article-Level Metrics

May 3rd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint 2016: Article-Level Metrics

The Article Level Metrics group at the 2016 PKP Sprint in Montreal aimed to provide a visualisation of the OMP usage statistics for the readers. We were a group of mostly remote participants, PKP team members and people from other institutions, working together using GitHub, Google Docs, Google Hangout and Skype. Bruno Beghelli, PKP Bozana […]

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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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PKP Sprint 2016: XML and Substance

April 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint 2016: XML and Substance

The XML Parsing & Production Group at the 2016 PKP Sprint in Montreal achieved a number of major milestones made possible by the participation of the developers of Substance Editor. PKP recently entered into a collaboration with Substance to incorporate their WYSIWYG tools into our XML pipeline, and this was the first time that everyone […]

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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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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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PKP Sprint Deadline Approaching

April 1st, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

There is still time to register for the PKP Sprint in Montreal, on April 25 and 26. Co-hosted by PKP and Érudit, the sprint will take place at the University of Montreal in room C-3061, on the 3rd floor of the Lionel-Groulx building (3150, rue Jean-Brillant, Montréal): We’ll be starting at 9am on April […]

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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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An Introduction to the New Frontend Template Structure

January 18th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on An Introduction to the New Frontend Template Structure

When we redesigned the OJS/OMP backend, we introduced a separation between the frontend and the backend which should make customizing the frontend a lot easier. In this post, I’ll introduce you to some of those changes and what they mean for the future of theming our software.

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Plugin Updates

October 30th, 2015 by  | Comments Off on Plugin Updates

The launch of OMP and the redevelopment of OJS 3.0 on that new codebase gives us the opportunity to tackle a bunch of improvements around our support for plugins. Read on for some details about our plans for the near future!

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A new look: behind the redesign of OJS 3.0 beta

September 8th, 2015 by  | 2 Comments

The look and feel of OJS 3.0 beta was completely overhauled in the final months before release. In this post, I’ll dive into a few of the principles which guided this work, explaining how we used visual hierarchy and consistency to improve the focus and clarity of the UI.

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