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FORCE2018 at McGill University on October 11-12, 2018 – with pre-conference workshops on Oct 10 hosted at Concordia University
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Thursday, October 11 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Supporting open source requires trust: A look inside the Substance Consortium

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There are increasing calls for open source infrastructure to support scholarly communications, but it hard for organizations to invest into open source projects without having some guarantees that the outcome will meet all their needs. This makes supporting open source complicated, and leads to organizations building their our own tools and, in the best of cases, sharing their software publicly. But, with a little trust and good will, the Substance Consortium is demonstrating another way forward. This presentation will describe how the Public Knowledge Project, Erudit, SciELO, and eLife have been working together, without any formal agreement, to support Substance in building the Texture editor. Representatives from each organization will discuss how they are working within their diverse institutional constraints to coordinate with the others and deliver an editor that will soon be found in thousands of journals and editorial workflows.

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Juan Pablo Alperin

Associate Director, Public Knowledge Project
Juan Pablo Alperin is an Assistant Professor at the School of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, the Associate Director of Research for the Public Knowledge Project, and the co-director of the Scholarly Communications Lab. He is a multi-disciplinary scholar, with training in computer... Read More →