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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The Simplest of Models for Open Access to Research Proves Itself: Welcome to Subscribe-to-Open

March 5th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on The Simplest of Models for Open Access to Research Proves Itself: Welcome to Subscribe-to-Open

I’ve got blog-worthy good news. So good, in fact, that I’m persuaded to take a break from my consecutive blogs on amending American copyright for open access (my developing case here). Instead, I devote this blog to a far more here-and-now breakthrough in increasing public access to research.

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The Road to Preprints (Part 2): SciELO’s Preprint Server

March 3rd, 2020 by  | Comments Off on The Road to Preprints (Part 2): SciELO’s Preprint Server

Our preprints story continues with a guest post by SciELO. In addition to seed funding to make Open Preprint Systems (OPS) possible, SciELO is working closely with the PKP team to make sure that the software is developed and maintained following state-of-the-art best practices and that its features satisfy the needs of a diverse community. 

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OJS/OMP 3.2 + OPS Beta Now Available for Download

February 28th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on OJS/OMP 3.2 + OPS Beta Now Available for Download

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to announce the arrival of our latest major releases. Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP) 3.2 are now available to download. With this release we are also launching a new addition to the PKP software suite, Open Preprint Systems (OPS), in beta. 

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Fair Use, Worth Celebrating – But Open Access Needs Copyright Reform

February 26th, 2020 by  | Comments Off on Fair Use, Worth Celebrating – But Open Access Needs Copyright Reform

“It no longer makes sense to seek further manipulation of fair use’s legal concessions and the trade-offs of open access policies. It is time, rather, to amend the law.” John Willinsky

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The Road to Preprints (Part 1): Introducing Open Preprint Systems

February 24th, 2020 by  | 1 Comment

Our story begins in February 2017 when SciELO first announced their quest for a preprint server. Like many circa 2016, SciELO was coming around to the idea that preprints could and would serve an important part in their strategy for open science. But despite a clear vision and path to get there, SciELO was missing […]

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