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PubSource #18: Open Publishing Festival Fireside Chats

Coko’s two week long Open Publishing Festival during May 2020 presented more than 150 online events, among them a series of 13 fireside chats led by Cameron Neylon (COKI Project) and John Chodacki (California Digital Library). These informal chats with members of the publishing community discussed their careers and projects as well as current issues…

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Emergency Response Publishing [ERP]

Initial Announcement ERP, A catalyst for monumental change The radical reformation of Open Publishing The Coko Emergency Response Publishing [ERP] project is a bold new initiative that empowers the scholarly, NGO, and research communities to accelerate the publication and dissemination of valuable research to contribute to the immediate and ongoing global response of COVID-19. COVID-19…

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Let’s Make Open Better, Together

4 Events focused on Issues of Social Justice and Openness at the Open Publishing Fest this week… https://openpublishingfest.org/calendar.html#social_justice_and_openness How To Advocate in these Weird Times Participants: Ginny Barbour, Eleanor Colla, Mandy Henk, These past few weeks have seen our social, personal, and professional lives turned on their head. Virtually nobody has been untouched by the…

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Editoria demo (PubSweet community demos #2)

Following the micropubs demo we showed you last time, we have a new demo from the PubSweet community: Editoria, a book production application. Its lead developer, Alexis, will guide you through this open-source application and the Wax text editor it uses: For more information about Editoria, you can check out the project’s website and also its code. It’s…

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Announcing the Open Publishing Fest!

We are happy to announce the Open Publishing Fest! Following on from the very successful Open Publishing Awards we are initiating a new annual fest celebrating Open Publishing. The inaugural event will take place over 2 weeks (May 18 to 29) and is presented in a format that we hope will help cheer you up…

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Micropubs – PubSweet community demo

Our PubSweet community has decided to record and share the demos we usually do during our regular in-person meetings. Here’s the first in a series of demos – micropublications. For more information about micropublications, you can check out their website and the project’s code. It’s built with the PubSweet open source publishing framework and developed by Coko’s Yannis…

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2020 Update #10: Coko announces one-year contract with NCBI

Coko has received a one-year contract from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a center within the US National Library of Medicine, to build a content management system to support its Bookshelf resource. Bookshelf, which provides free online access to books and documents in the life sciences and in healthcare, is in need of…

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2020 Update #9 Editoria receives additional two-year funding commitment from Mellon

The Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko), together with its fiscal sponsor, Aspiration, are proud to announce we have received a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation enabling the continued development of the technology and community surrounding Editoria. Editoria is a browser-based book production workflow system that has been built using open source technology. Editoria…

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2020 Update #7 Announcing Cabbage Tree Labs

This week we are proud to announce the launch of Cabbage Tree Labs. Cabbage Tree Labs is a home for publishing projects critical for the wider publishing ecosystem. To move publishing of all types forward we must first get publishing ‘into the web’. Currently the lab is fostering the development of three critical pieces of…

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