Announcing the Editoria Community Meeting and plans to offer a hosted solution

Alison McGonagle-O'Connell Aug 2, 2018

Coko’s open source books production platform Editoria launched this spring with many appearances at industry conferences, a webinar, a new website, and the first wave of adoption. The momentum continues into the fall as the community makes arrangements to attend the first Editoria Community Meeting. The meeting will be held in San Francisco, California during a week full of events that will be useful to innovators in the Open Access space.

The Choosing Pathways to Open Access forum is taking place at University of California at Berkeley on October 16 and 17. Editoria’s founding organizations, the University of California Press and California Digital Library, will be in attendance, as well as Coko Co-Founder and Executive Director Kristen Ratan. On the 18th, also in San Francisco, the Internet Archive will host its Open Libraries Forum. If you’re interested in increasing transparency in research, you would benefit from these mid-October San Francisco-based events!

We are delighted to announce that the first Editoria Community Meeting will take place on October 18, and will convene representatives from Coko, Editoria’s founding organizations (UCP, CDL, Mellon Foundation), the early adopters (Book Sprints, UNC Press, Longleaf Services) and interested organizations. Registration is free and a limited number of travel grants are available.

Some of these organizations are interested in using Editoria to save time and costs by migrating away from dated workflows originally designed for the print era. Many of these organizations are smaller presses and libraries whose budgets are the most in need of the relief Editoria can deliver. However, due to resourcing they are unable to resource the install and hosting of the application.

In response to this need, Coko will work with one or more internet hosting services to ensure that soon a fully hosted solution is available to community members who need it. We are currently working with Editoria’s founders and the Mellon Foundation on the last details which will enable the presses most in need to realize efficiencies associated with migrating to open, shared infrastructure. More details will be shared at the community meeting. Sign up!

 





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Alison McGonagle-O'Connell

Editoria Community Manager

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