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In publishing: Discover the latest on the open-source publishing platform Libero and how to get involved

Please join us for an update on the development of eLife’s publishing suite, what the next steps are, and how publishers, libraries and developers can collaborate on the project.
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Monday, March 11: 4PM - 5PM (GMT)

On Monday, March 11, we invite you to come and learn more about eLife’s Libero – a suite of services and applications that help scholarly content providers do more with everything they publish.

Libero encompasses the open-source, end-to-end publishing workflow that eLife is developing, both for its own purposes and to help other organisations looking to modernise and increase efficiency for their operations. Current projects that fall under the Libero umbrella include Libero Reviewer (being developed in concert with the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) and others), the content production tool Texture (developed with Substance Software GmbH), and Libero Publisher (eLife’s content delivery platform).

Community-driven and also open-source, Libero Publisher presents content in a responsive online format that is easy to access and inviting to read on any device, and is straightforward to integrate with other services that enhance the reader’s interaction with published literature. The software is built from the ground up, with a modular architecture and reusable, state-of-the-art, accessible front-end patterns that let anyone inspired by the eLife journal website to recreate its user-driven, user-research-backed experience.

While Libero Publisher was originally developed by eLife, the organisation has recently announced a formal partnership with Coko, Hindawi Limited and Digirati to develop the latest version of the platform. The aim is to facilitate its adoption by other organisations and expand a high-quality, cost-effective and open infrastructure as an alternative to more expensive proprietary systems.

In our webinar, we’ll provide more information about where we are with Libero Publisher and how we made it here. We’ll also outline the next steps as we work to produce a minimum viable product that other journal publishers can use, inviting feedback on the platform’s features both now and at each step of the way.

Come and find out more about Libero as a fresh approach to publishing and, if you’re inspired, how you can join those already collaborating with us as we move the project forward.

For those who are unable to join us, we will make a recording available after the event.

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Questions and comments are welcome. Please annotate publicly on the article or contact us at hello [at] elifesciences [dot] org.

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