PKP Sprint 2016: XML and Substance

April 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on PKP Sprint 2016: XML and Substance

The XML Parsing & Production Group at the 2016 PKP Sprint in Montreal achieved a number of major milestones made possible by the participation of the developers of Substance Editor. PKP recently entered into a collaboration with Substance to incorporate their WYSIWYG tools into our XML pipeline, and this was the first time that everyone […]

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Sprinting in Montreal

April 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Sprinting in Montreal

For the past couple of years, PKP has been organizing a developer sprint, typically in the Spring and late Summer / early Fall. Although technically-focused, non-technical participants are always welcome and make important contributions to the practicality and usability of the technical work. This week we completed our first sprint at the Université de Montréal, […]

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Substance Consortium

April 27th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Substance Consortium

Last year, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (CoKo) partnered to support an open source ecosystem for knowledge creation and dissemination. Today, we are proud to announce that, in conjunction with Consortium Érudit, we are taking another concrete step towards this common goal. Our three organizations have identified Substance, a JavaScript […]

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Invitation to Participate: OA Publishing Co-operative Study

April 19th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Invitation to Participate: OA Publishing Co-operative Study

Calling all library administrators, collections, and scholarly communications librarians! The Open Access Scholarly Publishing Co-operative Study needs your input on a new model for scholarly publishing! Subscriptions no longer make sense. Article processing charges are not for everyone. What about a different approach? What about building on the growing cooperation in scholarly publishing? Help us […]

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The XML Markup Evaluation Corpus

April 18th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on The XML Markup Evaluation Corpus

PKP is pleased to announce the release of our automated XML markup evaluation corpus. This corpus is a major component of PKP’s Smarter Scholarly Texts for Cross-Platform Publishing, Text-mining and Indexing project. When we began development of our new automated XML markup pipeline ( several years ago, we realized there was no easy way for […]

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The Belief that Knowledge Should be a Human Right

April 14th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on The Belief that Knowledge Should be a Human Right

As part of Simon Fraser University’s 50th anniversary, SFU Research is highlighting some important projects, including PKP. You can read more below, including a brief history and an interview with Brian Owen, PKP’s Managing Director and Associate University Librarian at SFU. The Public Knowledge Project was borne from the belief that knowledge access should be […]

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OMP 1.2 Released

April 13th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on OMP 1.2 Released

We’re very pleased to announce the release of Open Monograph Press version 1.2. This is a major milestone for PKP, as OMP 1.2 includes enhancements that have come out of 2 years of usability consultations, testing, and review. Highlights include: Separation of administrative interface and reader user interfaces. This facilitates layout customizations that are applied […]

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The PKP Index is in Production!

April 6th, 2016 by  | 2 Comments

We are pleased to announce the full production launch of the PKP Index: The PKP index has been in beta mode since October and during the past few months we have been selectively adding content to ensure everything was working properly.  During that time, the index has grown rapidly and already contains over 60,000 […]

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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): 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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