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Postby DavidRad » Tue May 01, 2007 5:38 am

Is there any documentaton or chart for OCS2 workflow? Specifically, what is the proper procedure for setting up a six day conference with an average of eight individual events per day AND the submission process for each event (which does not have any particular peer review, for now ONLY the website administrator will be participating in populating the conference website).

For example;

Login as administrator --> User Home --> Site Administrator --> Hosted Conferences --> Create Conference --> go back to Conferences --> Cuurent Conferences: Conference Tracks --> Create Track --> ?

At the "Create Track" point I'm kind of lost. For that matter, is a "Track" an individual event within the specified conference day? And, do events get added under a "Track"?

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a clear workflow OR better yet I may just be too green to clearly understand the terms used, i.e. "Conference Tracks", "Scheduled Conference Setup". The later is for one specific conference OR a scheduled event within a specific conference?

Sorry for the ramble, though I would be happy to help in any way I can, i.e. creating chart, documentation, etc. OCS2 is a very clean and well supported app that has great capabilities. I hope that I can use these capabilities correctly, staying within the OCS2 schema.

ThanKs again for ANY direction,


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Postby asmecher » Tue May 01, 2007 10:51 am

Hi David,

For conferences, "tracks" are used to organize presentations into similar groupings. For example, a series of presentations could be organized into a track called "Library Science". When an author submits a paper, they choose the most appropriate track for it to appear in.

One point that may cause confusion with OCS 2.0 is the distinction between Conferences and Scheduled Conferences. Since Conferences are often recurring events, we've written OCS 2.0 to support this explicitly. For example, you can create a Conference called "Public Knowledge Project Conference", and then create several Scheduled Conferences (e.g. 2007, 2008, and so on). Once you've created a Scheduled Conference, you'll have access to the typical management features e.g. Timeline.

We're working hard on the code for the initial release; you can expect documentation to follow shortly thereafter.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team
Don't miss the First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference
July 11 - 13, 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Postby DavidRad » Tue May 01, 2007 1:28 pm

Thanks for clarification

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