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2020 update #6 : Announcing the Open Publishing Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Open Publishing Awards, the first awards to celebrate open in publishing, are back for 2020! Look for us on the program at FORCE 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. In 2019, we put together the awards – submission process, website, judging panel, process, and event all inside three months!…

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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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Making collaboration a requirement

If you have followed Coko community development or if you are a strategic stakeholder thinking about building a new platform with Coko, you must have noticed that we talk a lot about collaboration. Collaboration is at the center of all we do. Collaboration means we can build on each other’s efforts, and learn from each…

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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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2020 Update #1: Architecting the future of Open Textbooks in Minneapolis

The Open Textbook Network and Coko kicked off a collaboration on December 11, 2019, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The two communities came together to address a shared problem: Helping authors write and design an open textbook. Together, over the next three years and supported by IMLS funding, they will be designing a…

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Who are we now?

We have undergone a lot of staffing changes this last year and so here is a quick recap of who Coko is now. Included are staff and Board Members. Added below in no particular order. Adam Hyde, Founder Adam brings publishing and technical leadership as well as pioneering insights into collaborative knowledge production methods and…

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