Open Monograph Press - free online workshop, Oct 23, 2012

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Open Monograph Press - free online workshop, Oct 23, 2012

Postby iryna » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:28 am

EIFL-FOSS and EIFL-OA are co-organizing a webinar coinciding with Open Access Week 2012. The topic will be book publishing with the free open source Open Monograph Press software

In September 2012 The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) announced ( ) the 1.0 (Beta) release of Open Monograph Press (OMP OMP is an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes, and scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and publication. OMP will operate, as well, as a press website with catalog, distribution, and sales capacities.

OMP has been developed to support a format that remains critical to the advancement of learning. John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at SFU Library and Professor (Limited Term) in Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University, and founding Director of PKP, stated, "We have worked hard to create a virtual publishing-house-in-a-box, which, in the hands of publishers and scholars, will give life to a new generation of learned books."

OMP is designed to assist university presses, learned societies, and scholar-publishers interested in publishing scholarly books in print-on-demand and multiple electronic formats, whether on an open access or purchase basis.

Online Workshop Details

Title: Book publishing with Open Monograph Press.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Duration: 17:00 - 18:00 UK time (18:00 – 19:00 CEST, Rome, Italy time)

The guest speaker will be Juan Pablo Alperin, researcher and system developer, Simon Fraser University Library and PKP.

There is an open access wiki for Questions and Answers about OMP: If you have any questions please add them to the wiki.

How to register

To register your interest in attending the workshop, please email iryna.kuchma [at] as soon as possible with the following information:

your name
your email address
your job title, country, and
your EIFL role if you have one.

The session is open to anyone to attend but places are limited. If it is oversubscribed, priority will be given to participants from EIFL partner countries.

How you participate: once your place is confirmed, you will receive a URL and password for the session.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer with sound (and maybe headphones if you are in a busy room).

To check if your computer will be able to access the session successfully, please go to:

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Dr Simon Ball
EIFL-FOSS Programme Manager
simon.ball [at]

Iryna Kuchma
EIFL-OA Programme Manager
iryna.kuchma [at]

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