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**** iThenticate plugin for OJS 3.x/OMP, to be released after upstream library merge: https://github.com/asmecher/plagiarism
 
**** iThenticate plugin for OJS 3.x/OMP, to be released after upstream library merge: https://github.com/asmecher/plagiarism
 
**** Document centric workflow experiment preview to be published soon
 
**** Document centric workflow experiment preview to be published soon
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*** Chris: Two weeks “vacation”—training as a chanteyman at Mystic Seaport—then a week dealing with the summer cold I caught there. Turning attention back to clean PHP code.
 
* '''Question of the Month'''
 
* '''Question of the Month'''
 
** What do you think about the influence of big publishers (Scopus, Thomson...) in research and open knowledge and what must be the role of PKP in this scenario?
 
** What do you think about the influence of big publishers (Scopus, Thomson...) in research and open knowledge and what must be the role of PKP in this scenario?

Revision as of 08:10, 21 June 2018

In Attendance

Quick Updates

  • Question Every Month
    • What have you been working on lately?
      • Svantje: merging versioning in master branch (:/)
      • Kenton: Progress largely slowed down with holiday season kicking in. Still finishing remaining 2.x to 3.x OJS migrations. OER pilot using a variety of software options.
      • Marc: "rm -rf /" my laptop. Fixed php8VSmysql issues. Fixing docker4ojs. Setting translation journal. Meeting universities to work together (expectants about JATS and OJS3 migration).
      • Dulip : solr for OMP-Frontend, OJS 3 test update
      • Alec
        • SQL Server (thanks to Laval). Side-effects: PHP warnings; ADODB update. Some thorny issues remain.
        • iThenticate plugin for OJS 3.x/OMP, to be released after upstream library merge: https://github.com/asmecher/plagiarism
        • Document centric workflow experiment preview to be published soon
      • Chris: Two weeks “vacation”—training as a chanteyman at Mystic Seaport—then a week dealing with the summer cold I caught there. Turning attention back to clean PHP code.
  • Question of the Month
    • What do you think about the influence of big publishers (Scopus, Thomson...) in research and open knowledge and what must be the role of PKP in this scenario?
      • Svantje: big publishers overcharge for oa publishing (https://www.projekt-deal.de/about-deal/), PKP (should) offer(s) good alternatives (http://jussieucall.org/) - for small and medium publishers (maybe stronger focus on publisher needs and not single journals).
      • Marc: Large publishers and enterprises in the context of open knowledge are wolves in sheep's clothing. They are aware that there is a change in the academy and, therefore, they seek to project an image of tolerance and openess, but their only objective is the economic return. PKP has played a key role in the dissemination and construction of the concept of open knowledge and proved an alternative is possible. In my opinion, PKP must continue keeping this role as a lighthouse, offering functional and innovative alternatives that put the ecosystem in check.

Release Progress

  • OJS 3.1.1-2 / OMP 3.1.1-2 released to address some missing template escaping
  • Health Sciences and Bootstrap3 themes updated
  • Big OJS/OMP 3.2 merges:
    • Multilingual author names / given/family names
    • Smarty3 upgrade

Translation

  • slow but steady translation progress
  • will need to recruit new translators for orphaned locales
  • focus right now on translation workflow and possible alternatives, e.g. using Transifex and hooking it up with GitHub

Documentation

  • More gitbooks unpleasantness

UI/UX

Other topics

Next Meeting

July 19th, 8am Pacific