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== UI/UX ==
 
== UI/UX ==
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* Shout-out to Sonya at UofA!
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* Looking to set up sessions in November
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** Considering submission lists
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** Maybe subscriptions, though that may be a little raw yet
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** (Alec made a pitch already for notifications/emails but that may require some internal work first)
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** Other suggested areas welcome
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** Watch for a call for participation -- PKP social media and listservs
  
 
== Other topics ==
 
== Other topics ==

Revision as of 09:30, 31 October 2017

In Attendance

  • Alec, Clinton, Brian, Dulip, Jeanette, Kenton, Kevin, Svantje

Quick Updates

  • Question Every Month
    • What have you been working on lately?
  • Question of the Month
    • How far removed are you from the publishing process?

Chris M. (in absentia)

What have you been working on lately?

W.r.t. PKP, minor stuff: brining the Shibboleth plugin up to standards for release with 3.1, updating our production systems.

QotM:

I’m co-author on a bunch of stuff, but mostly I am the tech person for our publishing infrastructure.

Marc B. (in absentia)

What have you been working on lately?

I'm working in the OJS 3.x migration (form a 2.4.x) of the 40 journals of our service... I'm moving from a classical LAMP stack to docker, working on helper scripts and automations for lazy sysadmins. Theme also need to be implemented... I like to think I will finish this all before the end of the year.

How far removed are you from the publishing process?

I do help desk so I'm not as far as I like.

Are you a scholarly author or editor yourself?

I reviewed a few papers sometime ago... but not enough to say

Do you fall back on authors or editors as resources as you consider the technical challenges in working with OJS / OMP / etc.?

Yes.


Alex M. (in absentia)

What have you been working on lately?

We were waiting for the 3.1 release to start upgrading our OJS installation. Now that it's already among us, our IT team is working on database dump -- it's a huge database with over 100 journals so it takes a while. I should have a more solid update by the next tech meeting.

How far removed are you from the publishing process?

I don't work within the publishing process in itself but I have to be close enough in order to help our journals. The more I know about it, the more I can understand how they work and give them the right advice.

Do you fall back on authors or editors as resources as you consider the technical challenges in working with OJS / OMP / etc.?

Yes, absolutely.


Marco T.

What have you been working on lately?

I have been busy with the review, cleanup, editing, committing and merging of locale updates for OJS3. In the back of my head thinking about how we will get to a stricter and better workflow where not so much time is wasted on tedious and error-prone processes.

How far removed are you from the publishing process?

I am close to the publishing process.

Are you a scholarly author or editor yourself?

Yes, both.

Do you fall back on authors or editors as resources as you consider the technical challenges in working with OJS / OMP / etc.?

Yes. from time to time.

Dulip Withanage

What have you been working on lately?

I have been doing technical project management, writing specifications, planning the OJS 2 to 3 Update, consulting authors and also coding the xml process workflow for monographs.

How far removed are you from the publishing process?

I am direcly involved in publishing process.

Are you a scholarly author or editor yourself?

no

Do you fall back on authors or editors as resources as you consider the technical challenges in working with OJS / OMP / etc.?

Yes, most of the time.

Kenton G

What have you been working on lately?

On the OJS front - completed move to single instance from multi, custom domains for journals, planning for migration to 3.1 in Winter/Spring 2018

How far removed are you from the publishing process?

I deal more with IT operations. Others deal more directly with publishing process. The Ualberta Press recently merged with the library so I think there will be more direct contact moving forward.

Are you a scholarly author or editor yourself?

no

Clinton

  • Still stuck in reporting hell
  • Active with the community on the forum

James

  • OJS 3.1:
    • Doing internal client testing; mostly either very old or very customized installs, so productive testing on "stock" 3.1 is limited
    • Doing some fresh installs for testing; tested themes; may have a few minor UI issues

Svantje

  • Not so much direct contact with users; colleague mostly does this

Docker

  • Alex G. (PKP) has apparently been tinkering with Docker as well -- contact him for a configuration
  • An official Docker image from PKP would be nice!

Release Progress

  • OJS 3.1 released Oct. 23
    • Lots of new features: API, subscriptions, section editor recommendations, vue.js/new submission lists, ...
    • Watching bug list for anything justifying an OJS 3.1.0-1 build; otherwise next will be first simultaneous OJS/OMP release (3.1.1)

Translation

Documentation

  • Always taking volunteers
  • This is a period of relative stability, so good opportunity to update/translate docs
  • Will continue trying to get MNason in for a pitch from the documentation working group

UI/UX

  • Shout-out to Sonya at UofA!
  • Looking to set up sessions in November
    • Considering submission lists
    • Maybe subscriptions, though that may be a little raw yet
    • (Alec made a pitch already for notifications/emails but that may require some internal work first)
    • Other suggested areas welcome
    • Watch for a call for participation -- PKP social media and listservs

Other topics

Next Meeting