Community posts

Creating culturally respectful digital space: Workflow Sprints and RavenSpace

Coko’s Founder and facilitator extraordinaire Adam Hyde recently visited the University of British Columbia for a Workflow Sprint related to work being done by the institution’s UBC Press team. The Sprint took place on location in downtown Vancouver, Canada. The location is on ancestral, unceded, and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and…

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2020 Update #4: An Alliance to Advance Open Infrastructure

Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL), The West African and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and Coko have partnered to advance efforts toward Open Infrastructure to advance Open Access publishing in Africa. The partnership kicked off in late 2019 with several webinars, and we are now bringing together a group of interested early stakeholders…

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Collaborate on Open Access Publishing Infrastructure in Africa with Coko, WACREN and EIFL

If you want to work collaboratively to design free and open source open access publishing infrastructure in Africa, please get out your diary! On Tuesday, March 17 in Cotonou (Benin), please plan to join Coko Founder Adam Hyde, WACREN’s Omo Oaiya, and Iryna Kuchma from EIFL for a workshop on the subject. Registration is open…

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2020 Update #3: Coko and eLife confirm support for the future of PubSweet

The Coko team is thrilled to continue a series of announcements highlighting the growth of the community’s sustainability. eLife, one of the original founding members of the PubSweet community, have agreed to join Hindawi in contributing funding toward the sustainability of Coko and PubSweet. This is a tangible sign of the organization’s commitment to community…

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2020 Update #2: Announcing Hindawi’s Continued Investment in Coko

We are excited to continue this series of Coko update announcements highlighting the growth and good health of our communities. Hindawi Ltd., one of the original founding members of the PubSweet community are renewing their financial support of Coko and PubSweet. This is a tangible sign of the organization’s continued commitment to community led shared…

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Attend the Phenom Webinar

Coko, Hindawi and EIFL are partnering for an informational webinar about Phenom, a free and open source multi-tenanted journal publishing platform developed by Hindawi using Coko’s PubSweet framework to support their large Open Access journals portfolio. Andrew Smeall, Chief Product Officer at Hindawi, will introduce the Phenom manuscript submission and peer review platform, and show how it can…

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Meet Plume: A new PubSweet platform created by the French Financial Jurisdictions

The French financial jurisdictions, which include the Paris-based Cour des comptes (the French Superior Audit Institution) and the regional and territorial chambers of accounts, have been collaborating with Coko for the past 10 months, building an experimental PubSweet platform. The project is part of a program called Public Interest Entrepreneurs, directed by Etalab, a department…

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Re-introducing Alison

Yes, you read that right! While Alison McGonagle-O’Connell is well known as a central fixture at Coko, we are re-introducing her to you, cast in some new and very exciting roles. Alison will launch her own strategic sales, marketing and communications consultancy on October 1 with our full and enthusiastic support and guidance. We are…

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Some Tips on Community Building

Are you trying to build community and it just doesn’t ‘stick’? You can’t work out exactly whats going wrong. You know that you want community to form around a project, and you know it’s a good idea, but you just can’t work out why it’s not happening. Surely, people know it’s a good idea, right?…

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