Rethinking bepress

August 8th, 2017 by  | No Comments

The recent announcement of Elsevier’s acquisition of bepress has generated considerable discussion in the library community, especially by those responsible for providing institutional repository and scholarly publishing services at their institutions. It has also resulted in many questions about Open Journal Systems (OJS) as an alternative option for library publishing programs.

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Impactstory and the Public Knowledge Project Announce Strategic Relationship

July 26th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

PKP is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic relationship with the mission driven non-profit Impactstory. PKP and Impactstory are excited to work together to support the adoption of open source software that enables a more open and diverse environment of scholarly activities. PKP and Impactstory will collaborate to develop, increase adoption and […]

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Sprinting is for Everyone

July 14th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Sprinting is for Everyone

New to sprinting? Not a coder? Not to worry — there is something for everyone at a PKP sprint. PKP sprints typically focus on rapid code development for our open source publishing applications, with small, self-organized teams working together to solve common software issues or make enhancements that will benefit everyone. But good software development […]

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PKP 2017 Sprint – Call for Topics

July 12th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Sprint – Call for Topics

PKP is pleased to be holding the 2017 sprint in Montreal, immediately preceding the PKP Conference, co-hosted with Érudit at the University of Montreal. The format will be, as always, in an unconference style, and we invite you to propose topics of interest that you would be willing to lead during the sprint. On the […]

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Information Paywalls and Information Rights: The Link Between News Story and Research Article

July 7th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Information Paywalls and Information Rights: The Link Between News Story and Research Article

Lauren Maggio, Laura Moorhead, Juan Alperin, and I recently blogged a small study on the relationship between health journalism and biomedical research in the digital age of growing open access to research. We scraped those news stories in 2016 that had “cancer” in their headlines and included a link to a research article. The good […]

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Conference 2017 countdown

July 5th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Conference 2017 countdown

The Sixth International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference is in less than one month, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you’ve already registered, we’re looking forward to seeing you soon. If you haven’t yet registered, it’s not too late! We still have a few available spaces: click to register now.    Still undecided? There are […]

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Recommended Webinars for Learning About Publishing

June 30th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Recommended Webinars for Learning About Publishing

Finding in-person publishing classes can be a challenge, as is fitting them into your busy schedule. Fortunately, a number of organizations make recordings of their webinars freely available. Take a look at some of these valuable offerings: Crossref https://www.crossref.org/webinars/ Library Publishing Coalition https://www.librarypublishing.org/resources/webinars Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association https://oaspa.org/information-resources/oaspa-webinars/ PKP (watch for more later this […]

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Wrapping up another round of UX testing

June 23rd, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

Thanks again to Sonya Betz of the University of Alberta Libraries for leading another valuable round of UX testing for OJS 3 — and of course to all of our volunteer testers for taking the time to help us improve our software for everyone. In this latest round, we focused on some new developments to […]

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PKP 2017 – 2021 Strategy

June 21st, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 – 2021 Strategy

As part of our ongoing strategic planning process, we’re pleased to release our 2017 – 2021 Strategy. This document has been in development for the past 6 months, going through an extensive process of community consultation and revision. It will serve as a guide in the creation of our detailed work plans and continually remind […]

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PKP 2016-17 Annual Report to the Community

June 19th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2016-17 Annual Report to the Community

We’re pleased to release this year’s Annual Report to the Community, which provides a brief overview of our activities and financial information for the past year. We hope you will find it valuable, and we welcome your comments or feedback. Special thanks to Tony Lu, the SFU Library’s outstanding graphic designer, for his work in […]

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