Open Access Publishing
A two-day Public Knowledge Project Workshop
December 4 and 5, 2008 in the Refectory, Holme
Building, University of Sydney
The Public Knowledge Project
(PKP) was initiated in response to recognition of the potential for scholarly
outputs to be made available through open access via the world wide web and
is dedicated to "improving the scholarly and public quality of research".
Australian universities have been quick to take up the opportunities to publish
using the rapidly growing suite of open source software products which support
open access publishing. These include the Open
Journal System (OJS) and Open
Conference System (OCS), to be joined in the near future by the Open
This software is increasingly being used as the basis for institutional services
that support open access publishing. One example is the UTS
APSR is pleased to be able to provide an opportunity for users and potential
users of PKP products to come together for a two-day workshop. The workshop
will be organised according to a number of themes:
- scholarly publishing in the electronic environment
- business models and service frameworks
- establishing and maintaining publications and services
- experience sharing and establishing an Australian PKP
- technical developments.
There will also be the opportunity to hear about and discuss future developments
such as the impact of Web 2.0 developments and the way in which these can
be incorporated into future PKP changes, and the proposed modularisation of
the various systems to enable mix and match solutions to publishing needs.
Who should attend?
- Users of PKP products
- Potential users of PKP products, such as editors of
electronic journals and conference organisers
- Those interested in open access publishing
- Repository managers and developers seeking to integrate
PKP products into their repositories
- Professor John Willinsky - Khosla Family Professor
of Education at Stanford University and director of the Public Knowledge
Project at Stanford University, the University of British Columbia,
and Simon Fraser University. Much of his work, including his book,
Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT
Press, 2006), winner of two outstanding book awards, as well as PKP's
award-winning open source software for journals and conferences, is
free to download through the project's
- MJ Suhonos - system developer and librarian with
the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University. He has served
as technical editor for a number of Open Access journals, helping
them to improve their efficiency and sustainability. More recently,
he leads development of PKP's Lemon8-XML software, as part of their
efforts to decrease the cost and effort of electronic publishing,
while improving the quality and reach of scholarly communication.
- Professor Tom Cochrane, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Technology, Information & Learning Support), Queensland University
of Technology & Chair of the Australian eResearch Infrastrubture
- Professor Paul Turnbull, School of Arts, Griffith
- Dr Geoffry Borny, Visiting Fellow in the School
of Humanities, College of The Arts and Social Sciences, and Member
of the Emeritus Faculty at The Australian National University
- Dr Paul Ashton, Associate Director of Social
Inquiry and Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Public History
University of Technology, Sydney
- Dr Alexander Cooke, Australian Research Council
- Bobby Graham, Web Content Manager, National Library
- Dr Alex Byrne, University Librarian, University
of Technology, Sydney
- Andrew Stammer, Journals Publishing Director,
- Australian open access publishers and PKP users.
The dinner will be held in the WP
Young Room of the Veterinary
Science Conference Centre at 6.30pm, following drinks at 5.30pm.
The cost of registration is $265 for delegates and $215 for speakers.
This amount includes lunches, morning and afternoon teas and the conference
This event is subsidised by the Australian Partnership for Sustainable
Repositories which is funded to do outreach work in this area by the Department
of Education, Science and Training as part of the Commonwealth Government's
"Backing Australia's Ability - An Innovative Action Plan for the Future".
Registrations for this event have now closed. Any late applications
to attend should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations and substitutions
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There will be no refunds available after 27 November. Substitutions can
be made but it is preferred that these be notified well before the event.