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XSweet 2.0 – now with math!

We’re pleased to announce the release of XSweet 2.0, Coko’s docx-to-HTML conversion tool. XSweet is a highly customizable, modular tool for converting MS Word files (.docx) into HTML for publishing to the web, or importing into other platforms. Coko uses XSweet to import author Word files into its book production and journals platforms, and XSweet…

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Notes From Our All Things Coko Meeting in London

From December 5 – 7, the Coko community and those curious to learn more about us convened in London for presentations, discussions, user centered design sessions, even an update Book Sprint for our PubSweet book. The best summary of the week is to say that All Things Coko truly were on display, and open for…

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Hindawi Limited becomes Coko’s first sponsor

Crucial to an open source community is the maintenance of its code and facilitating the collaboration needed to cultivate creation of shared community’s infrastructure. As Coko’s technology offerings and communities expand, our financial model is maturing from reliance on funder investment toward a sustainable model in which our community sponsors the organization financially. As an…

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The good, the bad, and the expensive

In her Crossref LIVE18 Keynote speech this week, Coko’s Kristen Ratan questioned the sense of the industry’s continuing resignation to being locked in to costly, print-based, outdated workflows and technologies (some of which are now owned by competitor publishers). “Publishers are mired in print paradigms, and legacy systems. We need to break out of silos.”…

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Better Together Indeed!

Coko has been featured in Alice Meadows’ Scholarly Kitchen post Better Together, in which Alice reasons that in order for scholarly communications to advance more quickly and efficiently, we must collaborate. In this article Alice noted: “As Kristen Fisher Ratan of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation said in her inspirational keynote at last month’s FORCE2018 conference, it’s…

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Shared infrastructure: driving innovation, efficiency, and community-ownership

Coko Co-Founder Kristen Ratan has published an article, Driving a vision of publisher efficiency through collaboration with the peer-reviewed journal, Information Services & Use, published by IOS Press. In this article, Kristen asserts that no one platform can solve all the problems. We need an ecosystem of tools and software, creating modular and interoperable systems…

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New ‘Start-up Stories’ article about Editoria published in UKSG Insights

Coko Publishes “New advances in open source infrastructure support: accelerated book digitization with Editoria” with UKSG Insights Clare Dean, working with Coko, has published a new ‘Start-up Stories’ article with the industry’s well-respected UKSG Insights journal. New advances in open source infrastructure support: accelerated book digitization with Editoria provides insight into how Editoria started in collaboration with…

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