Call: Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Scholarly Publishing Project

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Vancouver, CA The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Second International PKP Conference, July 8 – 10, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Session proposals will be accepted until January 15, 2009.
Preconference Workshops on July 8 include:
Networkshop - Editors/Publishers:  John Willinsky, Rowly Lorimer
Networkshop - Software Developers/Technical Experts: PKP Team Developers
Networkshop - Librarians/Information Specialists: Brian Owen, Kevin Stranack
OJS in an Afternoon: Kevin Stranack, James MacGregor
L8X in an Afternoon: MJ Suhonos
PKP Software Plug-in Workshop: Alec Smecher
CLA Open Access Interest Group:  Lynn Copeland, Heather Morrison, Leah Vanderjagt
Postconference Workshop July 11:
Workshop on Creating Open Access Journals: David Solomon, Caroline Sutton
The first PKP conference was an overwhelming success with presentations and participants from around the world.  A selected set of conference papers was subsequently published in the October 2007 issue of First Monday.
The conference will appeal not just to members of the PKP community, but to anyone interested in trends and developments for scholarly publishing and communication.   There will be a wide range of topical sessions on new reading and publishing technologies; open access initiatives; alternative publishing and funding models; national and international collaborative projects;  new roles and partnerships for libraries, scholarly publishers and others; and sustainability for open access publishing and open source software.  Prospective and first time users of OJS and other PKP software will be able to learn more about the systems and establish contacts with the PKP community. Experienced implementers, developers, and system administrators will have an opportunity to participate in technical sessions and exchange information.
The conference will commence with an opening keynote session on the evening of July 8 convened by John Willinsky, the founder of the Public Knowledge Project.  There will be several pre-conference workshops on July 8, and the main conference program will present a combination of concurrent and single track sessions during on July 9 and 10.  The conference will conclude with three special symposia on community and network building intended for each of the core PKP constituents:  journal editors and publishers; librarians; and software developers.
The conference will be hosted at Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus and will be adjacent to a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and other popular tourist destinations.  Please mark the July 8 – 10 dates on your 2009 calendars. The PKP partners look forward to welcoming you to the second PKP conference.
For more information please visit the conference web site.
The Public Knowledge Project is a federally funded research initiative at Simon Fraser University, Stanford University, and the University of British Columbia.  It seeks to improve the scholarly and public quality of academic research through the development of innovative online environments. PKP has developed free, open source software for the management, publishing, and indexing of journals and current conferences. The PKP software suite is comprised of three modules in production: Open Archives Harvester, Open Journal Systems, and Open Conference Systems, and two in development: Lemon8-XML and Open Monograph Press.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce that the second international PKP conference will be held from July 8 – 10, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The first PKP conference was an overwhelming success with presentations and participants from around the world.  A selected set of conference papers was subsequently published in the October 2007 issue of First Monday.
The conference will consist of a mixture of plenary talks and parallel conference streams intended for the following groups:
-journal editors and publishers
-researchers in scholarly publishing
-librarians and information specialists
-open source software developers and system administrators
Papers and presentation proposals that address one or more of the following topics are especially encouraged:
-New reading and publishing technologies, e.g. integration of Web 2.0 features;
-Open access initiatives;
-Alternative publishing and funding models;
-National and international collaborative projects;
-New roles and partnerships for libraries, scholarly publishers, and others;
-Sustainability for open access publishing and open source software.
Parallel sessions will each be up to 1 hour in length.  They may consist of a workshop, a case study, a research report, a set of 3 presentations on a single theme, a panel discussion as well as other options.
Proposals for papers or presentations should be submitted by January 15, 2009, using the submission guidelines and form available at http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/pkp/index.php/pkp2009/
The conference will be hosted at Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus and will be adjacent to a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and other popular tourist destinations.  Please mark the July 8 – 10 dates on your 2009 calendars. The PKP partners look forward to welcoming you to the second PKP conference.
The Public Knowledge Project is a federally funded research initiative at Simon Fraser University, Stanford University, and the University of British Columbia.  The partnership brings together faculty members, librarians, and graduate students dedicated to exploring whether and how new technologies can be used to improve the professional and public value of scholarly research. Its research program is investigating the social, economic, and technical issues entailed in the use of online infrastructure and knowledge management strategies to improve both the scholarly quality and public accessibility and coherence of this body of knowledge in a sustainable and globally accessible form. It seeks to improve the scholarly and public quality of academic research through the development of innovative online environments.  It continues to be an active player in the open access movement, as it provides the leading open source software for journal and conference management and publishing. The research and publishing activities of the project have been reviewed and cited in Inside Higher Ed, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Science, The Scientist and others.

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