Open-source technology in publishing: Community call, June 28

The recording of June’s community call on open source technology for publishing is now available.
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Users and developers of emerging technology for publishing and science communication came together for the second open source community call last June. Once again, it was a lively update and discussion with eight presenters giving an update on their work in the hour.

The project updates presented this month were:

  • Daniella Lowenberg, California Digital Library, introduced the Dryad and CDL partnership, which offers an open source, accessible, open data publishing and data curation service to the research community.
  • Paul Shannon, eLife, demonstrated the latest prototype of the eLife Libero publishing platform.
  • Aadi Narayana Varma of Profeza, introduced the latest developments in capturing and rewarding reuse to address reusability challenges in science with their tool.
  • Jason Priem of Unpaywall demonstrated their free, fast and comprehensive index of all open-access scholarly products.
  • Ivo Jimenez, PhD candidate at University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) and BSSw Fellow talked about bringing DevOps/Open source software practices to scholarly communication with The Popper Experimentation Protocol and CLI tool.
  • Aki MacFarlane, Wellcome Trust, introduced their new Open Research Fund, which aims to support researchers to develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable (open until 7th August).
  • Anthony Gitter, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Morgridge Institute for Research (USA) presented Manubot, the bot that automates many aspects of the creation and preparation of scholarly manuscripts.
  • Morane Gruenpeter, Software Heritage, talked about the open Software Heritage archive and how to deposit software on it via HAL.

Full notes – including questions and comments that were made in writing only during and/or directly after the meeting are available here:

The next Open Source Community Call will be organised in October 2018.

eLife participates in a consortium of collaborations that facilitate better communication and coordination of open-source innovations for scholarly communication. Groups involved in this effort are also Coko, Mozilla Science, OpenCon and Code for Science. A different group hosts a call each time.

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