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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

PKP Sprint

The PKP Sprint brings together the PKP team and community members to collaborate on short-term, practical projects that can be scoped, developed, reviewed, and demonstrated in two days. Projects will be identified before and at the beginning of the sprint based on participant interest. Technical and non-technical people can all make valuable contributions and are all welcome to join us.

Running in parallel to the software sprint will be a book sprint, where participants will individually or in small teams work on a chapter for the next edition of Getting, Found Staying Found and other documents.

Free, but sprint registration is required. Coffee and lunch provided.

Location: 3744 Rue Jean Brillant (near Subway station: Cotes-des-neiges)
Room: Room 580-31 (5th floor)
Time: 9am - 5pm

Montreal Dinner + Pub Crawl

Head out for a night in Montreal with old friends -- or meet some new ones! Contact Kevin ( for details.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

PKP Sprint

On day 2 of the sprint, participants will continue to work on their projects or book chapters and move them towards completion. Coffee and lunch provided.

Location: 3744 Rue Jean Brillant (near Subway station: Cotes-des-neiges)
Room: Room 580-31 (5th floor)
Time: 9am - Noon

PKP Workshop

Working with OJS 3: Learn about the new PKP platform, including installation, upgrading, and theming.

This session is intended as a very practical one that will 1) provide an overview of the current and upcoming feature set of OJS 3; 2) engage participants in a discussion of what works well and what might be missing; and 3) review the major considerations associated with making the migration decision and then undertaking the necessary steps to complete it.

Free, but conference registration is required.

Location: 3744 Rue Jean Brillant (near Subway station: Cotes-des-neiges)
Room: Room 580-32 (5th floor)
Time: 10am - Noon


Walking Map from Sprint/Workshop to Main Conference Venue


Speaker Series

The afternoon features a single track of invited speakers, lightning talks, and a panel presentation.

Location: Pavillon de la Faculté de l'aménagement
Room: Amphitéatre 1120 (first floor)
Address: Université de Montréal, 2940, ch. de la Côte Ste-Catherine (near subway station: Université de Montréal)

1:00 - 1:15

Official Welcome from UdeM and SFU [Video]

Frédéric Bouchard
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Université de Montréal
Full Professor, Philosophy Department, Université de Montréal
President of the Board of Directors of Consortium Érudit

Brian Owen
Associate Dean of Libraries, Library Technology Services & Special Collections
Managing Director, Public Knowledge Project

1:15 - 2:00

Opening Address [Video] John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor at Stanford University; Director of the Public Knowledge Project

2:00 - 3:00

Lightning Talks (Round 1 - Tech & Tools)
  1. Introducing Texture: An Open Source WYSIWYG Javascript Editor for JATS [Video]
    Alex Garnett, Simon Fraser University Library
  2. PKP-middleware as the basis for process-chain management in XML-first publication infrastructures [Video]
    Dulip Withanage, University Heidelberg, Germany
  3. Analysis of the use of OJS interoperable resources [Video]
    Rosario Rogel-Salazar, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
    Trinidad Monroy-VIlchis, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
    Irvin Santiago-Bautista, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco
    Néstor Daniel Martínez-Domínguez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco
  4. Versioning of published articles in OJS 3 [Video]
    Svantje Lilienthal, Free University Berlin - Center for Digital Systems
  5. Square Peg, Round Hole [Video]
    Mike Nason, University of New Brunswick Library
  6. PKP OJS at a Norwegian university: Challenges and Solutions [Video]
    Obiajulu Odu, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
    Aysa Ekanger, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
    Jan Erik Frantsvåg, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  7. Towards a More Open and Efficient Scientific Publishing [Video]
    Kambiz Chizari
  8. Building Trust Through a Community-Led Approach to Implementing ORCID iDs [Video]
    Alice Meadows, ORCID

3:00 - 3:30


3:30 - 4:30

Views from the Global South (Panel)
A non-commercial, cooperative and sustainable Open Access approach in Latin America, Arianna Becerril García (Directora de Tecnología e Innovación Redalyc-UAEMex) [Video]
The role of SciELO on the road towards the Professionalization, Internationalization and Financial Sustainability of developing country journals [Video], Alex Mendonça (SciELO) [Video]
African Open Access Scholarly Publishing on the Rise [Video], Ina Smith (Academy of Science of South Africa) [Video]
Generously sponsored by Crossref

4:30 - 5:00

Reports from the Sprint [Video]

Library Publishing Coalition Meetup

Come learn about the Library Publishing Coalition, a community of academic libraries supporting a range of publishing practices, and meet others interested in library-supported publishing. On our way to the conference reception, we'll stop in for a quick visit to the Grande Bibliothèque, the most visited library in the French-speaking world.

Location: Saint-Houblon, 5414 avenue Gatineau
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Conference Reception

Join us for the conference reception, including music, refreshments, and welcoming remarks.

Location: L'Île Noire Pub
1649 rue St-Denis
Time: 7 - 9pm

Friday, August 4, 2017

Speaker Series

The second day features another single track of invited speakers, lightning talks, and panel presentation.

Location: Pavillon de la Faculté de l'aménagement.

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome Back and Overview

Tanja Niemann
Executive Director, Érudit

9:15 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker [Video] Dr. Dominique Bérubé, Vice-President, Research Programs, at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

10:00 - 11:00

Lightning Talks (Round 2 - OERs & Alternate Use Cases)
  1. Presenting results of the OJS survey [Video]
    Juan Pablo Alperin, Simon Fraser University
  2. “Can I revise that?” OJS, Open Pedagogy, and Student Engagement in Scholarly Communication [Video]
    Alison Moore, Simon Fraser University
  3. Leveraging OMP for OER and Open Textbooks [Video]
    Roger Gillis, Dalhousie University / Public Knowledge Project
  4. Beyond the Journal: OJS as a Platform for Non-Traditional Scholarly Outputs - A Use-Case [Video]
    Rosarie Coughlan, Queen's University, Ontario. Canada
  5. Brazilian university uses Open Journal Systems for submission and assessment process of research projects [Video]
    Israel José Cefrin da Silva, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
    Clódis de Oliveira Andrades Filho, State University of Rio Grande do Sul (UERGS)
    Erli Schneider Costa, State University of Rio Grande do Sul (UERGS)
  6. Open Educational Resources: Options & Opportunities for Consortial Solutions [Video]
    Ann Ludbrook, Scholars Portal, OCUL
  7. Putting theory into action: Students seeking experience with peer-reviewed open access publishing [Video]
    Suzanne Jay, UBC SLAIS, MLIS Student
  8. Seeking Sustainability in the Widening World of Undergraduate Journals [Video]
    Robyn Hall, MacEwan University
    Sonya Betz, University of Alberta

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:30

Views from Researchers (Panel)
Introducing the Scholcomm Lab, Juan Pablo Alperin (Simon Fraser University) [Video]
Getting Humanities Researcher to Open Up, Susan Brown (University of Guelph) [Video]
Testing a Subscription Equivalent Transition, Kamran Naim (Stanford University) [Video]

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch (Boxed lunches provided)

1:30 - 2:00

Special Guest Lecture: Charlotte Roh (University of San Francisco) [Video]
Publishing and the Gatekeepers

2:00 - 3:00

Lightning Talks (Round 3 - Libraries, Open Access & Scholarly Publishing)
  1. A DIY Sandbox: Hosted Publishing Services in the University of Illinois Library [Video]
    Janet Swatscheno, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Harriett Green, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Chris Maden, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  2. The library publishing landscape: how we define and situate ourselves [Video]
    Andrea Kosavic, York University
    Jacqueline Whyte Appleby, University of Toronto
    Jeanette Hatherill, University of Ottawa
    Karen Meijer-Kline, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  3. You want to launch a journal? A living model for consulting on local scholarship dissemination in a small, teaching-focused university [Video]
    Dana McFarland, Vancouver Island University
  4. Heading Towards Brave New World: Full Open Access and Its Discontents [Video]
    Elena Šimukovic, University of Vienna
  5. Collaboration in Global South Open Access landscape: a perspective of DOAJ in Latin America [Video]
    Ivonne Lujano, Directory of Open Access Journals and Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
  6. Bridging the Gap: Best Practices for OA Journals Articulating Policies for Open Repository Archiving [Video]
    Leah Vanderjagt, University of Alberta Libraries
  7. A cooperative for big data in scholarly publishing [Video]
    Kevin S. Hawkins, University of North Texas Libraries
  8. Aligning Interests, Mobilizing Scholarship: Embedding Sustainable Donor-Funded Open Access in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto [Video]
    Graeme Slaght, University of Toronto

3:00 - 3:30


3:30 - 4:00

Special Guest Lecture: Public Knowledge and Connecting Communities with Academia [Video]
Micky Metts (Agaric)

4:00 - 4:30

Closing Remarks: John Willinsky [Video]



Montreal Dinner + Pub Crawl II

For those staying the night in Montreal before heading home, come out with us for another night of socializing in one of Canada’s premium entertainment cities. Contact Kevin ( for details.

Yisst Microbrewerie at 6.30pm.
Address: 901 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
Directions from the conference place: take the metro at Université de Montréal, blue line (direction Saint-Michel) and stop at the Jean-Talon Station, walk 5 minutes two street south of the Jean-Talon street

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