There has been much attention recently given to preprints, the early versions of journal articles that haven’t yet been peer-reviewed. While preprints have been around since before arXiv.org launched in 1991, fields outside of physics are starting to push for more early sharing of research data, results and conclusions. This will undoubtedly speed up research and make more of it available under open and reusable licenses.
INK is now nearing 1.0, ready in the next weeks. In anticipation of the first major release we thought you might to know a little more about what INK does and why.
When scaling great heights, sometimes you need a place to rest before moving on.
That’s one analogy for XSweet, a toolkit under development by the Coko Foundation. It offers a set of stylesheets for extraction and refinement of data from MS Office Open XML (.docx) format, producing HTML for editorial workflows.
The promise of open science to improve the speed, transparency and completeness of research sharing has attracted a lot of innovators and developers creating new, open source technology solutions. All too often, though, technologies are built by organizations that see themselves as competitive with one another and work at cross purposes.
We’re focusing on changing this culture.
A new edition out now! Editoria is looking good!
A Snippet from the newsletter:
We spent a good part of February working through the UI design for the track changes feature in Editoria. Many of you will recall that we solicited feedback via our Google Group on several proposed designs,
As INK starts to move from a proof-of-concept prototype to a production system, we’re continually making changes to make its functionality relevant, usable and demonstratively useful.
Recently, our focus has been improving the user experience around waiting for processing. We wanted users to be aware of what is going on while files are processing in a clear manner.
INK is Coko’s ingestion, conversion and syndication environment that converts content and data from one format to another, tags with identifiers and normalizes metadata.
When an author or group of authors creates content, there is a fair bit of processing that needs to be done on the content in order to prepare it for publishing.
In a recent Design Session, Cindy Fulton and Kate Warne (University of California Press) determined that their Editoria workflow required a ‘track changes’ feature.
Their basic requirements were clean and simple:
- If the user adds text to the document: mark the text as an addition,
The Cabbage Tree Method (CTM, for short) is a new way to create open source software products.