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Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2017 for more information.

Tuesday, December 12 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Public Knowledge Project (PKP): Sustaining a Community-led Publishing Platform

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First launched in 2001, the Public Knowledge Project's (PKP) open source software Open Journal Systems (OJS) has grown into one of the world's most widely used platforms for the management and publication of scholarly journals. There are currently over 10,000 journals using OJS and a recent survey suggests that 98% of these journals offer open access (OA) to their content with 60% of the titles coming from the Global South. However, despite the continued growth and reliance on PKP software and the numerous improvements and development that OJS has had over the years, PKP felt compelled to undertake a comprehensive review of its activities, publishing platforms and other related services to ensure they address the evolving needs and interests of the international scholarly publishing community. Closely intertwined with this effort is the larger issue on the minds of many in the academic community today, concerning how to sustain community based and operated infrastructure to support the open scholarly commons. PKP is looking to determine how its current financial models and support can be strengthened to ensure that PKP is able to serve the larger goal of advancing open access and other aspects of scholarly publishing quality. In this session, we will share plans for the research we are now undertaking to develop a long-range strategy, and seek feedback on ways that this library-led open source initiative can continue to have the most impact possible. While the discussion will center around PKP and its current investigation, the discussion will naturally extend to how the library community wishes to sustain community based and operated infrastructure to support the open scholarly commons.


pkp.sfu.ca

Speakers
avatar for Juan Pablo Alperin

Juan Pablo Alperin

Co-Director, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin is a co-director of the #scholcommlab, as well as an assistant professor at the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing and an associate director of research of the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University, Canada.
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Allan Bell

Associate University Librarian, Digital Programs and Services, University of British Columbia
avatar for Nancy Maron

Nancy Maron

BlueSky to BluePrint
Nancy works with publishers, librarians and other innovative project leaders to define, test and refine assumptions about their new and existing products and services. She honed her skills in over 20 years of experience working at the nexus of publishing, higher education and technology... Read More →
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Brian Owen

Associate Dean of Libraries & PKP Managing Director, SFU Library / Public Knowledge Project
Brian Owen is the Associate University Librarian for Technology Services and Special Collections at the SFU Library. He is also the Managing Director for the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) which is responsible for the development and support of Open Journal Systems (OJS) an open source... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
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