PKP Participates in Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group

November 9th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Participates in Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group

As part of PKP’s ongoing work to advance access to high quality research, Managing Director Brian Owen recently participated in a meeting of the Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group. The Group includes stakeholder representatives from libraries, journals, presses, researchers, funding agencies, and publishing service providers coming together to explore opportunities for supporting Canadian scholarly publishing. […]

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Register for the CALJ Editors Boot Camp 2016

November 8th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Register for the CALJ Editors Boot Camp 2016

The CALJ Annual Boot Camp is fast approaching. This year, attendees will hear from experts in social media, strategic planning, metadata, identifiers and more. Don’t miss this great opportunity for professional development and to network with your colleagues. For an overview of the sessions and registration information, see: http://www.calj-acrs.ca/sites/default/files/programme_web_post_3_nov.pdf

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PKP 2017 Conference – Save the Date

October 20th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2017 Conference – Save the Date

Mark your calendars! We’re very pleased to announce that the PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference will be held in Montreal, Quebec on August 2, 3, and 4, 2017. The conference will co-hosted by our friends at Érudit, and will take place at the Université de Montréal. Montreal is Canada’s second largest city and has […]

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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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