Tech Committee Meeting Minutes 26 September 2017

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In Attendance

Quick Updates

Question of the Month: What unique value do you find (or find lacking) in the PKP International Scholarly Publishing Conference?

  • Developers Workshop & MiniSprint in Heidelberg 5.10-6.10 link
  • ORCID Implementation pkp-lib issue
  • Versioning (Svantje)
    • currently rebasing in stable master branch
    • moved publication date from published_submissions (see also
    • need to change publication date call at lib/pkp (PKPSubmissionListQueryBuilder and SubmissionDAO)
  • Public Files Folder (Svantje)
    • Berlin considers to improve the management of public folders (security issues):
      • overview of files for manager with option to delete and add new files
      • include files from the public folder in tinyMCE
    • Any plans regarding this topic at PKP or somewhere else?
  • State of Shibboleth upgrade for OJS 3?

Release Progress

  • OJS 3.1
    • Locale freeze on Friday (29th)
    • Release planned for October 20th
    • 26 open issues, 8 or so for translation updates, almost all others well underway



Should this standing agenda item be dropped in favor of the Documentation Interest Group? Would this committee like to keep the agenda item as a "report out" from a member of the Interest Group?

Mike Nason (regrets) will join us next month for a review of this; decision to keep/drop to follow.


Should this standing agenda item be retained? Suggest a quick update from Alec. (Kevin is double-booked and likely to continue to be.)

Other topics

  • Report on the Advisory Committee meeting of September 20
    • Change in Advisory Committee chair and review of the PKP Interim Governance Document
    • Interviews for a Publications Support Specialist to assist in part with the Support Forum
    • bepress acquisition by Elsevier
      • PKP Services migration of bepress journal to OJS
      • Integrating journal publishing and scholarly repositories
    • Other items included: financials, strategic planning, developing relationships, reflection on the conference

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