Open Infrastructure posts

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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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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Coko Open Science – achieving FAIR data

The European Commission has identified the opportunity to save €10.2 billion per year by using FAIR data (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). As policies begin to emerge requiring FAIR data, it’s timely to consider the open infrastructure needed to make embed FAIRness into the research and research communication workflows and outputs.   Coko recently received a…

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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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