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[InetBib] International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference – First confirmed speakers

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International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference – First confirmed speakers

We are pleased to announce the first confirmed speakers for the Third 
International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference - “Building and 
Sustaining Alternative Scholarly Publishing Projects Around the World”, 
which will be held from September 26 - 28, 2011 at Freie Universitaet 
Berlin, Germany.

Confirmed speakers so far include Anurag Acharya (Google Scholar), Eelco 
Ferwerda (Amsterdam University Press), Gustavo E. Fischman (Arizona 
State University), Melissa Hagemann (Open Society Foundations), Sigi 
Jottkandt (Open Humanities Press), Ray Siemens (University of Victoria), 
and John Willinsky (Stanford University and PKP).

We cordially invite you to also consider attending this event, or 
submitting a presentation proposal. We would also ask you to share this 
message with any colleagues that you think might be interested in 

Proposals (500 word maximum) should be submitted by March 15, 2011, 
guidelines and form 
on our web site. All proposals will be subject to peer-review and you 
will be informed of a decision by June 1, 2011.

We would also like to note that there is an “early bird” conference fee 
available until May 26, 2011.

More information, including the Call for Participation and Registration 
form, is available on the conference website:


We very much hope to see you in Berlin in 2011!

Yours truly,
PKP 2011 Conference Organizing Team

The Public Knowledge Project is a research and development initiative 
directed toward improving the scholarly and public quality of academic 
research through the development of innovative online publishing and 
knowledge-sharing environments.Located at the University of British 
Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and Stanford University, PKP has 
developed free, open source software for the management, publishing, and 
indexing of journals and conferences.Software such as Open Journal 
Systems, Open Conference Systems and Open Monograph Press increase 
access to knowledge, improve management, and reduce publishing 
costs.Over 8000 online journals worldwide are currently using the OJS 


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