Future of Publishing posts

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…

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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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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…

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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…

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Better Together Indeed!

Coko has been featured in Alice Meadows’ Scholarly Kitchen post Better Together, in which Alice reasons that in order for scholarly communications to advance more quickly and efficiently, we must collaborate. In this article Alice noted: “As Kristen Fisher Ratan of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation said in her inspirational keynote at last month’s FORCE2018 conference, it’s…

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Shared infrastructure: driving innovation, efficiency, and community-ownership

Coko Co-Founder Kristen Ratan has published an article, Driving a vision of publisher efficiency through collaboration with the peer-reviewed journal, Information Services & Use, published by IOS Press. In this article, Kristen asserts that no one platform can solve all the problems. We need an ecosystem of tools and software, creating modular and interoperable systems…

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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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