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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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Inside the kaleidoscopic world of Editoria

Coko’s book production system Editoria empowers you to reimagine your workflow. You will gain efficiencies by collaborating within the browser, working in parallel on all parts of the book, leveraging automated typesetting and distribution tools. Like all Coko tools, Editoria is Open Source, which means that the code is openly available on gitlab via the…

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Hindawi Launches Peer Review System Built Using Coko’s Open Source Framework

Hindawi’s new manuscript submission and peer review system is an excellent example of how quickly solutions can be built using community-driven Open Source development. Hindawi is launching their first journal within a year of partnering with Coko. Hindawi have created their own iteration of Coko’s xPub journal platform, which is built out of Coko’s highly…

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Peer Review Week 2018: We’re havin’ a party!

Here in the Cokoverse, supporting peer review workflow with open source technology is the core of what we do! When we heard that the focus of this year’s Peer Review Week celebration is Diversity and Inclusion in Review, we could hardly contain our excitement and went straight into planning mode! Open source naturally lends itself…

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Jump in, the water is fine! Open source alternatives to platform vendors are here!

As consolidation continues within scholarly communications, many constituents are vocalizing hesitation to continue working with commercial systems vendors. Concerns vary based on the organization and system type, but include publishers and institutions who don’t want competitor publishers or large commercial interests “owning” their infrastructure and accessing their data.   As you know, Coko is a…

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

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…

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Sprinting for PubSweet

To help guide the incorporation and use of PubSweet into publishers’ infrastructure development, the Coko community participated in a Book Sprint in Cambridge (UK) in June resulting in the book ‘PubSweet – How to Build a Publishing Platform’.  To download, please click here for PDF and here for EPUB. The book was written by using…

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Catch up with Editoria

Editoria is paradigm-shifting, and includes many features that represent serious efficiencies for university presses and library publishers, but it is also a great travel partner! From the time I joined Coko this spring, we’ve travelled back and forth across the United States together, making stops at several industry meetings (including Council for Science Editors, Society…

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