PKP Joins OASPA

November 29th, 2016 by  | No Comments

PKP is very happy to announce that we have recently become members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), under their “Other Organization” category, alongside such good friends as DOAJ, INASP, Knowledge Unlatched, SciELO, SPARC Europe, and others. We felt that it was important to join OASPA because of the critical work they do […]

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John Willinsky Receives Connection Award from SSHRC

November 22nd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on John Willinsky Receives Connection Award from SSHRC

We are delighted to announce that Dr. John Willinsky, PKP Director, Professor in the SFU Publishing Program, and Khosla Family Professor at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, has received the Connection Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of Canada’s major national funding agencies.

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Fall 2016 Sprint Report: Theming and Documentation

November 22nd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Fall 2016 Sprint Report: Theming and Documentation

The participants in the Theming and Documentation group at the Fall 2016 PKP Sprint at the University of New Brunswick included: Carola Fanselow, Michael Felczak, Vanessa Gabler, Roger Gillis, Mike Nason, Kaitlin Newson, Kevin Stranack, Marco Tullney, and Nate Wright. Thanks to all of them for their work! The goals identified by the group included […]

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Upcoming PKP Software Development Plans

November 21st, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Upcoming PKP Software Development Plans

With the launch of OMP 1.2 (April 2016) and OJS 3.0 (August 2016) behind us, we are making plans for future releases, and the associated functionality that will be included with each new one. You can see a detailed list of releases and issues on our github milestones page. We are also planning to continue […]

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Fall 2016 Sprint Report: REST API

November 16th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Fall 2016 Sprint Report: REST API

Special thanks to this group’s participants: Brian C, Antti K, Kassim M, and Alec S! During the Fall 2016 PKP Sprint event in Fredericton, New Brunswick, one of the tasks we decided to work on was the development of a REST API for OJS 3.0. REST APIs are a perennial favourite subject — we’ve worked […]

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Fall 2016 Sprint Report: OAuth integration

November 14th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Fall 2016 Sprint Report: OAuth integration

The aim of the OAuth group at the PKP Sprint 2016 in Fredericton was to provide the possibility for the users to log into the system using their credentials from other applications, e.g. using their ORCID, Google, or Facebook account. During the sprint a generic plugin was developed that allows users to log into OJS […]

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Free Webinar: OA Journal Publishing: DOAJ Indexing and Best Practice

November 10th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

The latest webinar from the Library Publishing Coalition is OA Journal Publishing: DOAJ Indexing and Best Practice, featuring Judith Barnsby from the DOAJ. The webinar will be of interest to anyone wanting to get their open access journal indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and reviews the requirements for inclusion in DOAJ, […]

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PKP Participates in Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group

November 9th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Participates in Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group

As part of PKP’s ongoing work to advance access to high quality research, Managing Director Brian Owen recently participated in a meeting of the Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group. The Group includes stakeholder representatives from libraries, journals, presses, researchers, funding agencies, and publishing service providers coming together to explore opportunities for supporting Canadian scholarly publishing. […]

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Register for the CALJ Editors Boot Camp 2016

November 8th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Register for the CALJ Editors Boot Camp 2016

The CALJ Annual Boot Camp is fast approaching. This year, attendees will hear from experts in social media, strategic planning, metadata, identifiers and more. Don’t miss this great opportunity for professional development and to network with your colleagues. For an overview of the sessions and registration information, see: http://www.calj-acrs.ca/sites/default/files/programme_web_post_3_nov.pdf

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PKP 2017 Conference – Save the Date

October 20th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Conference – Save the Date

Mark your calendars! We’re very pleased to announce that the PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference will be held in Montreal, Quebec on August 2, 3, and 4, 2017. The conference will co-hosted by our friends at Érudit, and will take place at the Université de Montréal. Montreal is Canada’s second largest city and has […]

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