The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is entering its third decade. Like any project that has been around this long, PKP is facing the substantial responsibilities of maturity, seeking ways that will enable it to best serve the thousands of people who utilize our software to operate and index the journals and presses with which they work. It is out of this sense of responsibility that, in the fall of 2017, PKP submitted a proposal to the Laura and John Arnold Foundation boldly entitled “Sustaining Open Access’ Most Widely Used Publishing Software.” With this planning grant, PKP contracted the consulting services of BlueSky to Blueprint, with its principal Nancy Maron embarking on an exploration of PKP’s standing and prospects among a sample of those involved in scholarly publishing, including current, former, and potential users of its software.
Getting unvarnished feedback from the community, through a third party, has given us the opportunity to see ourselves through the lens of others. This view has enabled us to reflect on our values, our activities, and our operations. We have compiled our reflections on BlueSky to BluePrint’s report of the findings from the community consultation into our own report that outlines what actions we might take to ensure that PKP continues to grow and evolve in ways that are sustainable.
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Our three pillars:
- Open Source Software
- research, education and advocacy
- PKP Publishing Services
PKP is committed to bringing these activities together in ways that reinforce each other and are philosophically coherent and consistent with the principles that underlie the open access community.
Let us know what you think!
What aspects of PKP’s current work strike you as most in need of communicating more about?
What parts of what PKP has proposed appear to you to hold the most promise for PKP and for Open Access?
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