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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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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Kristen Ratan questioned the sense of the industry’s continuing resignation to being locked in to costly, print-based, outdated workflows and technologies (some of which are now owned by competitor publishers).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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Coko receives Sloan Foundation grant to build DataSeer: a missing piece in the data sharing puzzle

Coko receives Sloan Foundation grant to build DataSeer: a missing piece in the data sharing puzzle There are widespread efforts to promote data sharing in research, and most of these focus on making the datasets associated with an individual research article publicly available in a reliable repository. An increasing number of publishers, funders and institutions…

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Coko at FORCE2018

The Coko team and community were delighted to participate in FORCE2018 in Montreal last week. The team co-hosted a rapid publication workshop; Kristen delivered a keynote presentation; and Adam and Community Member Andrew Smeall of Hindawi Limited delivered a community talk; Alison co-hosted a contributor recognition workshop; discussing a variety of topics over the course…

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Interview with Coko Advisor Tony Wasserman

Coko is enormously grateful to receive the support of a team of dedicated Advisors; including Tony Wasserman, Professor of Software Management Practice, Carnegie Mellon, Silicon Valley, and Executive Director, Center for Open Source Investigation.  We asked Tony for his thoughts on community-owned infrastructure. Coko’s mission is to evolve how knowledge is created and shared through open source…

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