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Coko and Open Textbook Network plan IMLS grant-related kick off in December

Coko and the Open Textbook Network will come together at the University of Minnesota on December 11 for an official kick-off of the IMLS-funded multi-year project to create an open textbook platform environment to support authors. An advisory group comprised of OTN community members will share their requirements and feedback to inform the collaborative design…

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PubSource #12: research-driven data science fundng, new Editoria rollout, collective action, icons, and vacancies

Data Science Community Conference and Events Fund Small event-based grants towards conferences in the research-driven data science space will be available for the next two years from Code for Science (CS&S). This new fund is an initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and priority allocation will be towards developing governance and selection processes…

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PubSource #11 – Open Publishing Awards, Events, Job Openings

2019 Open Publishing Awards 11 outstanding projects have been celebrated in the inaugural Open Publishing Awards, announced on 15 October in Edinburgh at FORCE 2019. The awards are an initiative of Coko, to draw attention to the innovation and diversity of the open publishing sector. Open Content awards went to Book Dash, a not-for-profit, social-impact publisher of…

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Open Publishing Awards Announced!

The Open Publishing Awards were held last night at FORCE 2019 in Edinburgh. It was a great reception and brief ceremony with short opening speeches by Coko Founder Adam Hyde and Open Publishing Awards Judging Chair Cameron Neylon. The Judges, including Neil Chue Hong, Natasha Simons, and John Chodacki then announced the award recipients. In…

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Pub Source #10: Open Access, the cost of formatting, group annotation, and more

Open Access to Academic Books Science Europe has released a briefing paper which  identifies the key issues at stake in implementing a policy of Open Access to academic books and outlines recommendations for different stakeholder groups to facilitate and accelerate such a policy. Download the paper here. A Roadmap to Open Access for Aotearoa An ambitious roadmap…

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Quarterly Review

In mid June, we announced a new management structure for Coko. It has been just 3 months, but we thought it might be interesting to look back over this short period to assess what we have achieved so far. Here goes! Renewed Partnership Commitments A few weeks after our new management structure was in place,…

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PubSource #9: costs per article, internships supporting diversity, new Dryad launch, and everything wiki

Issues in academic publishing: costs-per-article Martin Paul Eve thinks out loud about The Problems of Unit Costs Per Article in a deeply considered blog post about Open Access publishing. Internships Supporting Diversity in Tech Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program which offers an online collaborative environment for learning, remote mentoring with experienced FOSS contributors, and a…

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Re-introducing Alison

Yes, you read that right! While Alison McGonagle-O’Connell is well known as a central fixture at Coko, we are re-introducing her to you, cast in some new and very exciting roles. Alison will launch her own strategic sales, marketing and communications consultancy on October 1 with our full and enthusiastic support and guidance. We are…

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Open Publishing Awards: Over 200 nominations! & what’s next

When we decided to launch the Open Publishing Awards, we gave ourselves an ambitious timeline to make it all happen. We decided on almost exactly 1 month from deciding to do it to opening nominations. For the next 4 weeks, we were conceptualizing the process, inviting judges, designing the site, organizing the reception, and iterating…

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PubSource #8: Open Source Peer Review, Inclusion & Diversity in focus, Challenges for Open Access

Last call for publishing sector award nominations Nominations for the inaugural Open Publishing Awards close Friday 20 September. Results in the categories Open Source Software and Open Content will be announced in October at FORCE2019 in Edinburgh. Open Source Peer Review System Moves Forward This month, a second Hindawi journal will move onto the open source…

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