At the moment things are happening thick and fast at Coko, its hard to keep up! Anyways… this just in:
Nice video from the Editoria crew!
or you can choose one of these posters…I believe we will have some to give away at the meet! All the more reason to come!
By Coko’s Alison McGonagle-O’Connell – please share!
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We are testing out our first automated deployments with Editoria. Working pretty well…we have some testing orgs already…more info soon!
Still undergoing a few tweaks but looks good.
I’m in Uganda (Kampala) working with a collection of East African countries to help them move towards some agreements on renewable energy policy. Here for two days at the invitation of UNECA and the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO), presenting tomorrow.
How is this possible? Well, this presentation brings together two worlds – Book Sprints and Coko. They are looking at a Book Sprint which would also use Editoria. There is some chance they may also need help with Journal tooling for a new journal (East African Journal of Science, Technology and Innovation)… looking into it all.
The presentations so far have been very interesting, covering the renewable energy policy and practices in each of the East African nations. Some interesting facts including the largest use for non-sustainable energy in these regions comes from cooking as most homes, workspaces and restaurants use wood and coal (biomass).
The interesting thing about their use of Book Sprints, is that it is not the book that is important, but the process of generating consensus that the method is so successful at. Its a similar story we have also heard from large NGOs like USAID. It is also what the European Commission were most interested in when I spoke to them last week in Brussels.
Catherine Mitchell, director of Publishing & Special Collections at the California Digital Library, commented, “This project represents an important opportunity to create a new paradigm for the scholarly monograph. I’m delighted that CDL’s new workflow tool Editoria will play a central role in enabling UNC Press to move to digital-first OA publication—a transition that is perfectly aligned with CDL’s goals to reimagine the scholarly publishing landscape as open and sustainable.