Announcing: Reflections and Directions After PKP’s First Two Decades

March 19th, 2018 by  | 1 Comment

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to share our reflections on a community consultation process that saw us receive feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, including scholarly communications experts and past, present, and potential users of PKP software and services. The community consultation was led by the consulting firm BlueSky to BluePrint, with […]

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Library Publishing Curriculum Pilot Workshops at the Library Publishing Forum

March 16th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Library Publishing Curriculum Pilot Workshops at the Library Publishing Forum

The Developing A Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project will host a pair of in-person workshops based on the first two curriculum modules released this spring, Content and Impact. Both will take place on Thursday, May 24 (the day after the Library Publishing Forum) at the University of Minnesota. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants, to be selected through a brief application […]

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Let Canada Be First to Turn an Open Access Research Policy Into a Legal Right to Know

March 12th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Let Canada Be First to Turn an Open Access Research Policy Into a Legal Right to Know

Canada’s three federal research funding agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health ($1 billion annual budget in 2016-17), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada ($1.1 billion), the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($380 million) – instituted an intellectual property law exception in 2014. It effects the publication of research […]

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OJS 3 Editorial Workflow Course Now Available

March 5th, 2018 by  | 3 Comments

Our second PKP School course — on the OJS 3 editorial workflow — is now available! This course compliments Setting Up a Journal with OJS 3, released late last year, which covered the basic setup steps to get up and running. Like all PKP School courses, this one is also offered completely free of charge, […]

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PKP Supports the Library Publishing Coalition

March 2nd, 2018 by  | Comments Off on PKP Supports the Library Publishing Coalition

We are very pleased to be sponsoring the outstanding work of the Library Publishing Coalition, whose efforts are doing so much to build a community of practice in this area, as well as helping library-based publishers gain a better sense of themselves and their unique role in the broader scholarly publishing environment.

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Enriching OJS/OMP with JavaScript, No Coding Required

March 1st, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Enriching OJS/OMP with JavaScript, No Coding Required

Journals frequently look for ways to make their content and websites more interactive, and the most common way to accomplish this is using Javascript to link the site with outside services. We’ve recently released a general-purpose plugin called the “Custom Header Plugin” to help accomplish this. It’ll replace a variety of single-purpose plugins and allow […]

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Save the Date: PKP Sprint 2018

February 13th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Save the Date: PKP Sprint 2018

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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