PKP Sprint Deadline Approaching

April 1st, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

There is still time to register for the PKP Sprint in Montreal, on April 25 and 26. Co-hosted by PKP and Érudit, the sprint will take place at the University of Montreal in room C-3061, on the 3rd floor of the Lionel-Groulx building (3150, rue Jean-Brillant, Montréal): http://bit.ly/1dl9HRq We’ll be starting at 9am on April […]

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PKP Announces University of Alberta Libraries as Major Development Partner

March 23rd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Announces University of Alberta Libraries as Major Development Partner

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is pleased to announce that the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) have entered into a major development partnership with PKP, furthering a commitment to the development of scholarly communication software.  As a result of this agreement, UAL will provide significant financial and in-kind support to assist with PKP’s ongoing development […]

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Sci-Hub: research piracy and the public good

March 15th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Sci-Hub: research piracy and the public good

By John Willinsky It looks like the scholarly publishing community has been hit by its own version of Napster. Over the past year, some 47 million research articles have been made freely available through a site called Sci-Hub. The publishing giant Elsevier, aghast at finding many of its articles being given away, wasted little time […]

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New White Paper: Canadian Universities and Sustainable Publishing

February 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on New White Paper: Canadian Universities and Sustainable Publishing

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has issued a new white paper, Canadian Universities and Sustainable Publishing, authored by Martha Whitehead and Brian Owen. The paper is best described by its introduction: The scholarly communications landscape in Canada is on the cusp of transformative change. Many factors are converging: the continuing impact of digital […]

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Submitting an Article

February 19th, 2016 by  | 1 Comment

This is the second in a series of blog posts (the first is here) that introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation — and much of this will apply to the upcoming OMP 1.2 release as well. This week, we’re looking at the submission process. Because authors are often new to the system, […]

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PKP Sprint – Montreal

February 10th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint – Montreal

PKP is pleased to announce a spring developer sprint in Montreal, Canada, on Monday/Tuesday April 25-26, 2016. The event will be co-hosted by PKP and Érudit at the University of Montreal. We would like to cordially invite you to attend; we were delighted with the last sprint and hope you enjoyed it as much as […]

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Survey: Digital Book Production Software

February 9th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Survey: Digital Book Production Software

Dear all, The Center for Digital Systems has been supporting researchers (at the Free University Berlin and other research institutions) with their projects to publish e-journals for years. In the context of our activities on the topics “e-publishing” and “open access”, we would now like to learn more about the need for software tools and […]

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OJS 3.0 Documentation Draft: Registering

February 5th, 2016 by  | 2 Comments

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will introduce draft sections of the new OJS 3 documentation — and much of this will apply to the upcoming OMP 1.2 release as well. We’re interested in your feedback on the documentation, but also on the design decisions we’ve made for the new […]

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OA Publishing Cooperative Study: Q2 Report

February 1st, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OA Publishing Cooperative Study: Q2 Report

The MacArthur-funded Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study is examining cooperation between publishing stakeholder groups by exploring potential cooperative associations involving disciplines, with anthropology (Libraria), national initiatives (Canadian Journals Project), and regional models (African Journals Project).

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OJS-de.net – German OJS Network Workshop

January 22nd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OJS-de.net – German OJS Network Workshop

During the past year, the Germany-based project OJS-de.net – a collaboration of three universities from Berlin, Heidelberg and Konstanz – has been working towards establishing a network for German-language universities and research institutions that use Open Journal Systems. OJS-de.net is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the first project phase runs 2014-2016. Our […]

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