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 (http://github.com/pkp/xmlps) 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: http://index.pkp.sfu.ca/ 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): 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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