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2020 Update #10: Coko announces one-year contract with NCBI

Coko has received a one-year contract from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a center within the US National Library of Medicine, to build a content management system to support its Bookshelf resource. Bookshelf, which provides free online access to books and documents in the life sciences and in healthcare, is in need of…

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2020 Update #9 Editoria receives additional two-year funding commitment from Mellon

The Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko), together with its fiscal sponsor, Aspiration, are proud to announce we have received a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation enabling the continued development of the technology and community surrounding Editoria. Editoria is a browser-based book production workflow system that has been built using open source technology. Editoria…

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2020 Update #7 Announcing Cabbage Tree Labs

This week we are proud to announce the launch of Cabbage Tree Labs. Cabbage Tree Labs is a home for publishing projects critical for the wider publishing ecosystem. To move publishing of all types forward we must first get publishing ‘into the web’. Currently the lab is fostering the development of three critical pieces of…

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Onboarding Doc (draft)

We have recently updated our onboarding doc for developers as we have a lot of people and orgs looking to start development on existing platforms in the Cokoverse. Below is pretty much the gist of it. If you have comments on how to improve this please email Adam! (adam@coko.foundation). ONBOARDING GUIDE   Tools The first…

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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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Open Source tools we use

We run all our systems on open source tools. We build open infrastructure on open infrastructure. Here is an incomplete list: Gitlab gitlab.coko.foundation This is where the code for all our projects lives. It works like GitHub except better and it’s not owned by Microsoft! You can create your own account. Mattermost mattermost.coko.foundation Where all…

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Creating culturally respectful digital space: Workflow Sprints and RavenSpace

Coko’s Founder and facilitator extraordinaire Adam Hyde recently visited the University of British Columbia for a Workflow Sprint related to work being done by the institution’s UBC Press team. The Sprint took place on location in downtown Vancouver, Canada. The location is on ancestral, unceded, and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and…

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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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