Open Infrastructure posts

Community, Collaboration & Conferences: This week in the Cokoverse

With many spring meetings on the calendar, the small but mighty Coko team is busily moving about the world to do what we do best – facilitate collaboration of forward thinking publisher communities! Last week, we enjoyed a successful Editoria Community Meeting in San Francisco, California. This is our second such meeting, and it took…

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Around the world with Workflow Sprints

In recent weeks, Coko co-founder Adam Hyde has been busily hopping ponds to bring innovation to publishers via Workflow Sprints in Santa Barbara, California for punctum books, and Cambridge, UK for Open Book Publishers. Workflow Sprints deploy a collaborative methodology for rapidly designing content production workflows, called The Cabbage Tree Method, to facilitate the design of…

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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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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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