DIG Report – Spring 2020

June 26th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on DIG Report – Spring 2020

Over the past few months, PKP’s Documentation Interest Group (DIG) has been largely focused on two key areas: updates to documentation for Open Journal Systems (OJS) 3.2 and translation workflows. Our thanks to documentation sprinters and contributors for their ongoing work and support.

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You are invited! PKP 2020 AGM

June 24th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on You are invited! PKP 2020 AGM

The Public Knowledge Project’s (PKP) 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Friday, July 24, 2020 from 12:00PM-1:00PM PDT. This is a free, online event open to everyone.   

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OJS, OMP, and OPS 3.2.1 Release

June 22nd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on OJS, OMP, and OPS 3.2.1 Release

It’s time to upgrade! PKP is pleased to announce the release of OJS, OMP, and OPS 3.2.1. With this release, Open Preprint Systems (OPS) is officially out of beta, joining Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP) in our regular release and support cycle. 

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OJS in the Online Classroom: Engaging Students with Course Journals

June 15th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on OJS in the Online Classroom: Engaging Students with Course Journals

As post-secondary instructors adapt to providing online instruction for the foreseeable future, many are looking for new ways to engage with students in an online environment. Course journal projects, using Open Journal Systems (OJS), can offer one such opportunity.

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Is Your Journal Accessible? Working With Community to Make OJS Open for All

May 21st, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Is Your Journal Accessible? Working With Community to Make OJS Open for All

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), PKP’s newly formed Accessibility Interest Group shares an update on what PKP is doing to improve the accessibility of Open Journal Systems – and what authors, editors and publishers need to know to do their part as well.

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World Book and Copyright Day

April 23rd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on World Book and Copyright Day

As one who built a life around books (with them around me), this is my day. April 23rd. World Book and Copyright Day. And here, for this day, let me offer a paean to the learned book. The scholarly monograph, with footnotes burbling along the bottom of every page, or piled up for a hundred pages […]

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The Road to Preprints (Part 3): Metadata Matters

April 9th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on The Road to Preprints (Part 3): Metadata Matters

In our third and final post in our “Road to Preprints” series, we’re chatting with PKP Associate Director of Research Juan Pablo Alperin to learn more about the Preprint Uptake and Use Project, a joint research initiative between ASAPBIo and the ScholCommLab that turned disappointing data into a metadata mission.

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We’re Hiring: Managing Director

April 2nd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on We’re Hiring: Managing Director

Earlier this year, PKP Managing Director Kevin Stranack moved to Prince George, British Columbia, Canada – 770km due north of PKP’s administrative home at Simon Fraser University (SFU) Library in Burnaby (near Vancouver). While he’s leaving behind some big shoes to fill, we’re thrilled to report he’s not leaving PKP altogether. Here, from Kevin, is […]

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Lessons Learned and Next Steps: PKP Preservation Network Report

March 30th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Lessons Learned and Next Steps: PKP Preservation Network Report

Having a reliable digital preservation strategy is recommended best practice in scholarly publishing. The PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) was created to meet this need, but regrettably, has yet to work reliably in OJS 3 environments. Accordingly, we have not yet launched OJS 3 support. We recognize the inconvenience this has created for journals and […]

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French National Fund for Open Science Supports PKP SCOSS Campaign

March 10th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on French National Fund for Open Science Supports PKP SCOSS Campaign

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is honoured at the receipt of a major pledge, part of the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services’ (SCOSS) second funding cycle. The French National Fund for Open Science (FNSO) announced today its support for PKP in the amount of €75,000 over three years (10% of our target amount […]

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