Open Infrastructure posts

The good, the bad, and the expensive

In her Crossref LIVE18 Keynote speech this week, Coko’s Kristen Ratan questioned the sense of the industry’s continuing resignation to being locked in to costly, print-based, outdated workflows and technologies (some of which are now owned by competitor publishers). “Publishers are mired in print paradigms, and legacy systems. We need to break out of silos.”…

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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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Coko at FORCE2018

The Coko team and community were delighted to participate in FORCE2018 in Montreal last week. The team co-hosted a rapid publication workshop; Kristen delivered a keynote presentation; and Adam and Community Member Andrew Smeall of Hindawi Limited delivered a community talk; Alison co-hosted a contributor recognition workshop; discussing a variety of topics over the course…

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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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Hindawi Launches Peer Review System Built Using Coko’s Open Source Framework

Hindawi’s new manuscript submission and peer review system is an excellent example of how quickly solutions can be built using community-driven Open Source development. Hindawi is launching their first journal within a year of partnering with Coko. Hindawi have created their own iteration of Coko’s xPub journal platform, which is built out of Coko’s highly…

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Jump in, the water is fine! Open source alternatives to platform vendors are here!

As consolidation continues within scholarly communications, many constituents are vocalizing hesitation to continue working with commercial systems vendors. Concerns vary based on the organization and system type, but include publishers and institutions who don’t want competitor publishers or large commercial interests “owning” their infrastructure and accessing their data.   As you know, Coko is a…

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Announcing the Editoria Community Meeting and plans to offer a hosted solution

Coko’s open source books production platform Editoria launched this spring with many appearances at industry conferences, a webinar, a new website, and the first wave of adoption. The momentum continues into the fall as the community makes arrangements to attend the first Editoria Community Meeting. The meeting will be held in San Francisco, California during…

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The launch of editoria.pub

Coko’s open source, browser-based books production workflow tool Editoria recently launched a new web presence located at https://editoria.pub. This is the single space that university presses, library publishers and others interested in following the development of this tool and the community supporting it can go to learn more via helpful resources. This week, in celebration…

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Focus on Aperture

On June 18, at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting in Singapore, the Publishing Roundtable will solicit feedback from attendees on Aperture, the organization’s new publishing platform expected to release in 2019. More than a platform, Aperture aims to rethink the ‘norms’ associated with communicating academic research, bringing transparency and interactivity to the publishing…

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