PKP Fall 2016 Sprint Report

October 18th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Fall 2016 Sprint Report

The PKP Fall 2016 Sprint was held on October 2nd and 3rd at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. As with all PKP sprints, community members joined us from across Canada and other countries – most in-person but with some remote participation. Thanks to everyone who contributed their time and expertise to make our […]

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Getting Involved, Staying Informed

October 14th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Getting Involved, Staying Informed

As a community-based, not-for-profit research and software development project, we are frequently asked the question, “how can I get involved with PKP?” If that’s something you’ve been wondering about too, here are some possible answers.

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Community Feedback Request: Open Conference Systems

September 27th, 2016 by  | 3 Comments

PKP is currently assessing the future development of Open Conference Systems (OCS). Our focus on Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP) has resulted in less development for OCS over the past few years. We are now deciding whether to return to enhancing OCS, to continue keeping it “on hold”, or to step […]

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Best Practices in Licensing and Attribution: What You Need to Know

September 23rd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Best Practices in Licensing and Attribution: What You Need to Know

The Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) has recently released a new guide to best practices in licensing and attribution for scholarly publishers. The guide provides a valuable overview of the importance of licensing policies for your publishing activities, making use of Creative Commons licenses, thinking about open data, and more. We’ll be incorporating it […]

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Join the PKP Index

September 22nd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Join the PKP Index

The PKP Index is growing rapidly and now contains over 170,000 items from more than 500 different sources. Using PKP’s Open Harvester System (OHS) software, the PKP Index is open to all journals, proceedings, or monographs using OJS, OCS, or OMP. Our goals are to: Provide a showcase of journals and monographs using our software […]

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PKP Annual General Meeting Recording

September 21st, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Annual General Meeting Recording

If you were unable to attend the PKP AGM, or wanted to review some of it, we have made the recording available here. Highlights include a demonstration of OJS 3.0, an early look at our new Open Typesetting Stack (OTS – still in development), updates on our research projects, and a review of the past […]

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$4.3 Million Grant for Open Source Cyberinfrastructure

September 19th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on $4.3 Million Grant for Open Source Cyberinfrastructure

PKP is very pleased to be part of the recently announced Canadian cyberinfrastructure for humanities and social sciences research grant awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).  This was a very competitive program and it is gratifying to see strong support for an initiative with its roots in scholarly publishing and strong connections to […]

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OJS Documentation Update

September 16th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OJS Documentation Update

In case you missed it, two new documents are available to help you quickly learn how to use OJS. Learning OJS 2.4.8 covers the latest version of the 2.x line, and Learning OJS 3.0 covers the first version of new OJS 3.x line. Both are full of screenshots and step-by-step instructions for using the software. […]

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Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record

September 15th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record

Earlier this summer, PKP participated in the Keepers Extra workshop and became a signatory to the Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record statement. PKP also provides data to the Keepers Registry about the OJS journals preserved in the PKP Private LOCKSS Network. We believe strongly in the work they are […]

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PKP 2015 Annual Report to the Community

September 14th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2015 Annual Report to the Community

In preparation for the PKP Annual General Meeting (open to the public) later this month, we have put together our 2015 Annual Report to the Community. This report reviews our achievements over the past 12 months and a financial summary for the 2015/2016 fiscal period.

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