Old friend Peter Arthur sent this information my way. Thanks Peter. So where’s your blog? :-)
The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce that the first international PKP conference will be held from July 11â€“13, 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The conference will provide opportunities for those involved in the organiztion, 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 can make to improving access to research and scholarship on a global and public scale.
The conference will appeal to all segments of the PKP community: software developers and technical support specialists; journal publishers, editors, and staff; librarians; and researchers in scholarly publishing. As well, prospective and first time users of OJS and other PKP software will be able to learn more about the systems and establish contacts with the PKP community. All attendees will be able to attend a range of topical sessions on trends in scholarly communication and publishing, open access initiatives, open source software, academic and library communities, and future plans for OJS, OCS, and the Open Archives Harvester.
Call for Papers
This looks excellent for anyone interested in the institutional and global sharing, collaboration and development of open knowledge. See you there!