PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Book Sprint

September 25th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

Participants in the Book / Documentation sprint group included: Kenton Good, Andrea Pritt, Jennifer Chan, Jordan Cloutier, Sonya Betz, Mariya Maistrovskaya, Ali Moore, Dana McFarland, Suzanne Jay, Andrea Kosavic, Olga Perkovic, Jeanette Hatherill, Bronwen Sprout, and Roger Gillis.

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: REST API

September 22nd, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

One of the new and exciting feature being released with OJS 3.1 is the REST API. This innovation has the potential to unlock several new opportunities for OJS users. The API will offer great flexibility and ease OJS integration with other platforms. The members of the group identified the following goals: Improve the existing token […]

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PKP 2017 Sprint Report: Making Metadata Fields Required

September 21st, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

Special thanks to this group’s participants: Angus F., Sophy O., Alec S., and Ilyass T. During the sprint event at the PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference, we formed a small subgroup to introduce OJS 3.x coding by working on a small real-world feature addition. This also illustrates a typical way in which a feature […]

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Another Successful PKP Conference!

September 18th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Another Successful PKP Conference!

Thanks again to everyone that was able to join us in Montreal for the PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference and Development Sprint. When we held our first conference back in 2007, we had no idea it would still be going strong a decade later. Our partners at Erudit were amazing hosts, ensuring the best […]

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Rethinking bepress

August 8th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Rethinking bepress

The recent announcement of Elsevier’s acquisition of bepress has generated considerable discussion in the library community, especially by those responsible for providing institutional repository and scholarly publishing services at their institutions. It has also resulted in many questions about Open Journal Systems (OJS) as an alternative option for library publishing programs.

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Impactstory and the Public Knowledge Project Announce Strategic Relationship

July 26th, 2017 by  | 1 Comment

PKP is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic relationship with the mission driven non-profit Impactstory. PKP and Impactstory are excited to work together to support the adoption of open source software that enables a more open and diverse environment of scholarly activities. PKP and Impactstory will collaborate to develop, increase adoption and […]

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Sprinting is for Everyone

July 14th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Sprinting is for Everyone

New to sprinting? Not a coder? Not to worry — there is something for everyone at a PKP sprint. PKP sprints typically focus on rapid code development for our open source publishing applications, with small, self-organized teams working together to solve common software issues or make enhancements that will benefit everyone. But good software development […]

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PKP 2017 Sprint – Call for Topics

July 12th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Sprint – Call for Topics

PKP is pleased to be holding the 2017 sprint in Montreal, immediately preceding the PKP Conference, co-hosted with Érudit at the University of Montreal. The format will be, as always, in an unconference style, and we invite you to propose topics of interest that you would be willing to lead during the sprint. On the […]

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Information Paywalls and Information Rights: The Link Between News Story and Research Article

July 7th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Information Paywalls and Information Rights: The Link Between News Story and Research Article

Lauren Maggio, Laura Moorhead, Juan Alperin, and I recently blogged a small study on the relationship between health journalism and biomedical research in the digital age of growing open access to research. We scraped those news stories in 2016 that had “cancer” in their headlines and included a link to a research article. The good […]

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Conference 2017 countdown

July 5th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Conference 2017 countdown

The Sixth International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference is in less than one month, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you’ve already registered, we’re looking forward to seeing you soon. If you haven’t yet registered, it’s not too late! We still have a few available spaces: click to register now.    Still undecided? There are […]

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