Editoria posts

Coko and Open Textbook Network plan IMLS grant-related kick off in December

Coko and the Open Textbook Network will come together at the University of Minnesota on December 11 for an official kick-off of the IMLS-funded multi-year project to create an open textbook platform environment to support authors. An advisory group comprised of OTN community members will share their requirements and feedback to inform the collaborative design…

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Editoria Monemvasia released!

The Editoria Community’s vision is to leverage a books-optimized workflow built with PubSweet to streamline workflow, save costs and expedite production workflow. Over the past year, dozens of organizations across library publishers and university presses have experimented with Editoria. Many of these organizations have participated in providing feedback, and even proposing features for release in…

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Around the world with Workflow Sprints

In recent weeks, Coko co-founder Adam Hyde has been busily hopping ponds to bring innovation to publishers via Workflow Sprints in Santa Barbara, California for punctum books, and Cambridge, UK for Open Book Publishers. Workflow Sprints deploy a collaborative methodology for rapidly designing content production workflows, called The Cabbage Tree Method, to facilitate the design of…

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Mellon Foundation funds continued development of open source book production platform, Editoria, built by Coko

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

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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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The Editoria Community Activates and Accelerates

Over the last month, there have been big advances in the Editoria community. Community members from University of California Press, California Digital Library, Paged Media and Coko collaborated to document Editoria, facilitated by Book Sprints’ CEO Barbara Rühling. Across three days, the book was written, edited in, and exported from Editoria. A helpful guide for…

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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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