PKP Workshops

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Learn more combining PKP’s software projects and new programs and services into your publishing and digital humanities programs. Separate registration and an additional fee are required.

9:00 - 9:15   Welcome and Introduction (Karen Meijer-Kline)
9:15 - 10:30  

Building a Library-Based Digital Humanities Program  (Rebecca Dowson/Larissa Ringham/Sandra Singh)

Digital Humanities scholarship is a collaborative endeavour which shares significant interests with Library & Information Science scholarship and practice.  Libraries have partnered with digital humanists on research and teaching projects and have developed programs and infrastructure to support these collaborations.  Through illustrative examples, this session will discuss approaches to developing Digital Humanities partnerships and programs in academic and public libraries.

10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00  

Using OMP as a Platform for Digital Collections (Michael Felczak)

Open Monograph Press (OMP) contains the tools necessary to build and distribute a diverse collection of content online. Single-author manuscripts and larger edited volumes can be organized by theme, category or series, and are managed using comprehensive catalogue workflows and tools. This workshop will demonstrate these tools in action. 

12:00 - 1:30   Lunch
1:30 - 2:45  

XML Document Parsing and Publishing: Why You Should Care, What We're Trying To Do, and What You Can Do (Alex Garnett)

This session is intended for editors, editorial assistants, journal managers, XML aficionados, developers, and anyone else who has an interest in document format conversion and parsing. We'll be examining PKP's current XML parsing kit, discussing the merits of automated vs. manual markup, and discussing how to accommodate an XML-based workflow with currently available tools. 

2:45 - 3:15   Coffee Break
3:15 - 4:30  

Preserving OJS Content: The PKP Private LOCKSS Network (Bronwen Sprout/Mark Jordan)

PKP is developing a Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. This session will provide background to digital preservation generally and to the preservation of electronic journals more specifically. It will introduce and provide an overview of the PKP PLN from a technical and organizational perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on the terms of use of the PKP PLN preservation agreement.

4:30 - 5:00   Final Discussion and Closing Remarks (Karen Meijer-Kline)

Thanks to our financial and in-kind sponsors: