community posts

Open Textbook Network and Coko join forces to enhance the future of open textbook production

The Open Textbook Network (OTN), an organization focused on improving higher education by supporting the use, publication, and distribution of openly licensed textbooks, and the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko), an organization focused on transforming how knowledge is created, improved, and shared, announce their partnership to broaden the production and distribution of open textbooks. The effort…

Continue reading

Hindawi Limited and Coko announce development milestones and new collaboration!

Our community of innovative, forward-thinking publishers building the tools that could drive change in scholarly communications have collectively had an auspicious start in the new year! An example: Hindawi launched their xPub system – built within 9 months – in fall 2018. Since then, they have added development resource on the project bringing the team…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

eLife and Coko celebrate development milestones

Our community of innovative, forward-thinking publishers building the tools of our dreams have collectively had an auspicious start in the new year! Here are some highlights to note: An early subset of eLife’s incoming submissions are now traversing their xPub system! Later this month, they will ramp up to 100%. Notably, this system is capable…

Continue reading

Questioning everything!

This month, Learned Publishing released an issue exploring the future of scholarly publishing titled ‘Question Everything.’ Being the curious individuals we are, it seemed like the perfect venue to submit some of the explorations we’ve undertaken. We are proud to share the following two articles our team contributed to within this issue: Can we transform scholarly…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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.”…

Continue reading