EKT and the Public Knowledge Project announce strategic partnership
The National Documentation Centre (EKT) and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) have established a strategic partnership. This new partnership opens new and exciting perspectives for Open Access scholarly publishing. EKT has adopted and advocated for PKP’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP) early on and has provided code contributions for OJS. In the HIRMEOS project, where EKT is a main partner, OMP is one of the five monograph publishing platforms being used.
John Willinsky, Director of the PKP, will give a keynote lecture at the OPERAS Conference “Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Challenge” that is organized by EKT from 31 May – 1 June 2018 in Athens.
To find out more about this new partnership, follow this link: bit.ly/2jTRfI9.
The National Documentation Centre acts as the backbone for the Greek national infrastructure for the development, organization and provision of science and technology content, offering services to the country’s scientific and business community. It is a core member of OPERAS and a partner in the two projects OPERAS-D and HIRMEOS. EKT coordinates the OPERAS Working Group on Standards.
More information about EKT is available at: ekt.gr/en
The Public Knowledge Project is a multi-university initiative established in 1998 that developing free open source software. Open Journal Systems (OJS) is open source software made freely available to journals worldwide for the purpose of making open access publishing a viable option for more journals.
More information about PKP and its software and services is available at pkp.sfu.ca