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Subject: First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference:  Second C=
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First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference:  Second Call
for Papers
Vancouver, July 11-13, 2007
WEBSITE: http://pkp.sfu.ca/node/493

The Public Knowledge Project at the University of British
Columbia and Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce that
the first international PKP conference will be held from July
11=9613, 2007 in Vancouver. The conference will provide
opportunities for those involved in the organization, promotion,
and study of scholarly communication to share and discuss
innovative work in scholarly publishing, with a focus on the
contribution that open source publishing technologies (such as
Open Journal Systems) can make to improving access to research
and scholarship on a global and public scale. The conference will
appeal to all those with an interest in the future of scholarly
publishing community: software developers and technical support
specialists; journal publishers, editors, and staff; librarians;
and researchers in scholarly publishing.


Abstract Deadline (required): January 15, 2007
Paper and PowerPoint Submission (desired but not required for public
posting): July 1, 2007

This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by
the Public Knowledge Project, enables participants to submit
abstracts online at http://ocs.sfu.ca/pkp2007/submit.php

Presentations can include:

- Single papers (abstract max of 500 words)
- Multiple paper sessions (overview max of 500 words)

Call for Papers Announcement

The conference stream for those involved in the practices and study
of journal publishing will focus on the following themes and topics:

* Scholarly publishing in developing countries;
* Open access and the academy: reforming and opening the peer review
   process, implications for academic freedom;
* New journals, new models: the how and why of starting a new
   journal, new economic models for old journals, encouraging open
   data and related practices;
* Promotion and growth: building readership, authorship, and
   reviewership; open access is public access - challenges and
* Improving the features and design of publishing software

The conference stream for librarians and information specialists will
focus on the following themes and topics:

* The role of libraries in supporting and developing emerging or
   alternate forms of scholarly communication, e.g., the library
   as publisher, implications for collections budgets and
* Incorporating and supporting open access publications as part of
   current collections and related services;
* Using PKP software and related open source tools in libraries,
   e.g., "best practices" or case studies.

The conference stream for open source software developers and other
technical experts working with PKP software will address the following:

* Understanding and working with PKP software and its "plug-in"
* Building a PKP developers' community including software
   contributions and collaborative projects;
* PKP software development priorities and plans.

Heather G. Morrison
PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference Committee
Project Coordinator
BC Electronic Library Network
Phone: 604-268-7001
Fax: 604-291-3023
Email:  heatherm@eln.bc.ca
Web: http://www.eln.bc.ca