Release Update: OJS, OMP, and OPS 3.2.1-2

November 20th, 2020 by  | No Comments

Downloads are now available for OJS/OMP/OPS 3.2.1-2. This is a bugfix release that corrects a number of issues and adds translation updates and security improvements. 

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A New Three-Step Syllabus Rule for Dealing Fairly With University Course Readings

November 11th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on A New Three-Step Syllabus Rule for Dealing Fairly With University Course Readings

The 2020 appeals court ruling in York University v. The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, declared York’s fair dealing guidelines, which attempted to set out the terms for fairly using articles and chapters in the university’s courses without paying royalty fees, to be other than fair to authors and publishers.

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Good News for PKP Preservation Network

November 5th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Good News for PKP Preservation Network

We’re celebrating World Digital Preservation Day (#WDPD2020) with exciting news from PKP’s free digital preservation service, the PKP Preservation Network (PN). Plus, Mark Jordan, Simon Fraser University (SFU) Library’s Associate Dean of Libraries for Digital Strategy and PKP PN partner, sheds some light on our “dark archive” in a PKP exclusive interview.

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UAL Continues Support for Open Infrastructure

October 30th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on UAL Continues Support for Open Infrastructure

PKP is pleased to announce the University of Alberta Library (UAL) has renewed their commitment as a major Development Partner.  

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Google Scholar Indexing Guide for OJS

October 22nd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Google Scholar Indexing Guide for OJS

Can’t find your Open Journal Systems (OJS) journal on Google Scholar? Check out the latest guide from PKP’s Documentation Interest Group (DIG) and learn how to ensure your articles are discoverable online.

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Coalition Publica Receives Support from SSHRC for the Development of Open Access

October 16th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Coalition Publica Receives Support from SSHRC for the Development of Open Access

Coalition Publica, a partnership between PKP and the Consortium Érudit, has received funding from Canada’s federal research-funding agency, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). For more information, read the full announcement on the Coalition Publica website.

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We’re Hiring: Software Developer

October 7th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on We’re Hiring: Software Developer

Do you have experience developing secure, user-friendly, and cross-platform software solutions using PHP, SQL and JavaScript? Are you interested in working remotely on a small team developing high profile open source software? If yes, we want to hear from you!

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“Access Licensing”: A COVID-19 Refresh for Compulsory Licensing

September 2nd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on “Access Licensing”: A COVID-19 Refresh for Compulsory Licensing

In these extraordinary times of the pandemic, unusual steps must be taken to protect the public interest. On March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada’s sweeping COVID-19 Emergency Response Act received royal assent.

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Support for Subscribe-to-Open: Pluto Journals Pilot

August 24th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Support for Subscribe-to-Open: Pluto Journals Pilot

In January of 2017, PKP Director John Willinsky proposed “subscribing to open access” as a concept for flipping journals to open access with the full and continuing support of their subscribing libraries. Later that year, the concept was initiated by Annual Reviews under the moniker “subscribe to open” (S20), with a full pilot of five […]

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Annual General Meeting – Virtual Edition

July 27th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Annual General Meeting – Virtual Edition

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 24, 2020. A recording of this event is now available and includes both the presentation slides and audio.

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