Islandora and the Public Knowledge Project Announce Strategic Relationship

June 8th, 2015 by  | No Comments

The Public Knowledge Project and Islandora are pleased to announce a strategic relationship to advocate and support the use of open source technologies that support scholarly publishing and research. Both Islandora and PKP are successful open source projects that serve a very similar community of academics and researchers. Both parties will encourage collaboration amongst their […]

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Join our XML Project team!

May 25th, 2015 by  | No Comments

 PKP is seeking (initially) a half-time Software Developer to join our XML Project team. Duties will include maintaining the PKP XML web stack currently hosted at, adding new features and parsing libraries, actively participating in an international developer community, conferring with users to better understand system requirements and usability issues, investigating problem areas, and […]

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Richard Poynder Interviews Dr. John Willinsky on Open Access to Research

May 14th, 2015 by  | No Comments

PKP Director Dr. Willinsky discusses the importance of open access in an unequal global division of scholarship, the epistemological and legal arguments for making research accessible, the intellectual foundations of the Public Knowledge Project (managed by the SFU Library) and its plans for the future in providing socially just, community-based, open source, open access options […]

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Registration is now open for PKP 2015 conference

May 11th, 2015 by  | 1 Comment

Registration is now open for the 2015 Public Knowledge Project conference, taking place August 11 – 14 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. PKP5 | Building Open Infrastructure and Programs for Digital Humanities, Publishing, and Libraries. In collaboration with SFU’s Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab / Digital Humanities Summer Institute […]

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OJS Training Workshop at McMaster University

May 5th, 2015 by  | No Comments

For those of you in Canada: The OCUL Publishing-Hosting Community invites you to a free Open Journal Systems Training Workshop at McMaster University, May 13-14.

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OJS 2.4.6 has been released

March 17th, 2015 by  | 9 Comments

We are pleased to announce the release of OJS 2.4.6. This release builds on the 2.4.5 release to collect the numerous minor fixes and tweaks that have since been completed. It adds numerous translation updates and several new features, including… DOI exclusions a PDF.js-based PDF viewer plugin An email overhaul better conforming to Sender Protection […]

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A New Forum for PKP

March 9th, 2015 by  | No Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve PKP’s technical infrastructure (such as moving to Git for version control and issue tracking), and in anticipation of the upcoming OJS 3.x line, we are pleased to announce our new support forum: The new forum runs on the open source Discourse platform, used by a wide […]

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PKP|PS: The Only PKP-operated Publishing Service

February 20th, 2015 by  | No Comments

As part of our efforts to sustain the continued development and enhancement of our free, open source software applications, including Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, Open Conference Systems, and Open Harvesting Systems, the Public Knowledge Project operates a commercial service known as PKP Publishing Services (or PKP|PS). This is an optional service, providing extra […]

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Confirmed Speakers & revised Call for Participation

February 18th, 2015 by  | No Comments

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the upcoming PKP 2015 conference: John Maxwell,  Director of the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing at SFU, and Associate Professor in the Masters of Publishing program at SFU. Miriam Posner, Digital Humanities program coordinator and member of the core DH faculty at the University of California, […]

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OMP 1.1.1 released

December 19th, 2014 by  | 3 Comments

The Public Knowledge Project team is pleased to announce the release of Open Monograph Press (OMP) 1.1.1. OMP 1.1.1 continues to solidify OMP’s status as a production-caliber monograph management system with continued bug fixes and feature additions:

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