Save the Date: PKP Sprint 2018

February 13th, 2018 by  | No Comments

PKP and the Heidelberg University Library are pleased to announce the next PKP Sprint will be taking place in Heidelberg, Germany on Sept 20 and 21, 2018. PKP sprints run “unconference” style, typically focusing on rapid code development for our open source publishing applications, with small, self-organized teams working together to solve common software issues […]

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Society for Scholarly Publishing Mentorship and Fellowship Programs

February 9th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Society for Scholarly Publishing Mentorship and Fellowship Programs

In case you missed it, the Society for Scholarly Publishing has two upcoming programs that will be of interest: SSP Mentorship Program The SSP Mentorship program connects professionals at all career levels and provides both mentors and mentees opportunities to develop new relationships, share experiences, and learn from others outside their organizations.

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Access Copyright v. York University, and the Friends of Intellectual Property

January 22nd, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

Last summer, York University declared that it will appeal the July 12, 2017 ruling of the Federal Court of Canada that was made in favor of Access Copyright, whose tariff on course materials, approved by Copyright Board of Canada, the university refused to pay. Instead of paying a set fee per student, York had relied […]

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New Research Publications from the PKP Team

January 11th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on New Research Publications from the PKP Team

In case you didn’t know, PKP isn’t just about software. We originated as a research project, and continue to do original research. Here are a few recent publications from our team, including an OA copy of PKP Director John Willinsky’s latest book!

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PKP & COPPUL Strategic Partnership

January 10th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on PKP & COPPUL Strategic Partnership

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to welcome the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) as our newest PKP Strategic Partner. PKP and COPPUL are both active in the field of digital preservation, and employ similar distributed, community-owned, and independently-administered preservation storage infrastructures using the LOCKSS platform and related tools like LOCKSS-O-Matic.

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Suggested New Year Resolution: Become a PKP Sustainer

January 4th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Suggested New Year Resolution: Become a PKP Sustainer

As part of our ongoing effort to enhance OJS, OMP, and our other free, open source software and services, PKP is again reaching out to the community to consider becoming financial supporters of our work. Through the contributions of our sustainers, we have made several important accomplishments over the past year. Here are just a […]

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Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study: Final Report

January 2nd, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study: Final Report

The Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study was a two-year investigation, undertaken under the auspices of the Public Knowledge Project with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The intent of this initiative was to examine whether scholarly publishing models, involving cooperation between the relevant stakeholder, might provide a means of moving […]

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Usability Testing on OJS 3.1

December 21st, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Usability Testing on OJS 3.1

We’ve just wrapped up another usability testing round that put some of the new OJS 3.1 features through their paces. We focused on the new way of listing in-progress journal submissions, including some filtering, colour coding, and iconography, as well as the new menu configuration tool.

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New OJS 3 Course Now Available

December 14th, 2017 by  | 2 Comments

We’re pleased to share our first new OJS 3 course on PKP School! Setting up a Journal in OJS 3 is a self-paced course that will walk you through all of the steps to configure your new journal using the new version of Open Journal Systems. The course is offered completely free of charge, but […]

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Migrating bepress Digital Commons Journals to OJS

December 7th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Migrating bepress Digital Commons Journals to OJS

The recent announcement of Elsevier’s acquisition of bepress has generated considerable discussion in the library community, especially from those responsible for providing institutional repository and scholarly publishing services at their institutions. PKP has fielded queries on the ease of migrating content from journals using bepress to Open Journal Systems (OJS). For bepress Digital Commons users […]

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