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Collections are here (plus, some exciting team news)

Published onMay 01, 2019
Collections are here (plus, some exciting team news)

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Hello again!

The team has been heads down developing some big new features that we think you’re going to love. We’re ready to tell you about one of those today. We’d also like to introduce some lovely new PubPub team members. Team members, mailing list. Mailing list, team members. Read on to learn more.

— Team PubPub

PubPub Updates

Collection and metadata management. Using our new Collections feature, you can now create, cite, and deposit Journal Issues, Books, and Conference Proceedings with specific citation formats and metadata. There’s a lot to this new feature, so check out our full writeup on Discourse.

In the next few months, we’ll be expanding the feature to include different types of collections, more metadata, and new ways to display Pubs and Pages based on the collection type. Please get in touch via email or on Discourse if you have ideas for the future of Collections.

Upcoming Events

  • The Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting will take place in Columbus, Ohio, on May 5-7.

    • At 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 7, Heather Staines, Head of Partnerships, will moderate a session on Open Source Infrastructure and Workflow that includes Mael Plaine (eLife), Andrew Smeall (Hindawi), and Jennifer Regala (American Society for Plant Biologists).

  • The Knowledge Futures Group is sponsoring the upcoming Library Publishing Forum in Vancouver taking place on May 9th and 10th. Stop by our table to say hi or come to the following panels to learn more about what we’re doing:

Community News

Want your community news featured here? Sent a note to [email protected] or post it to our Discourse community!

Some Personnel News…

Last but not least, we are thrilled to officially welcome three new teammates to the KFG team.

Deepak Jagdish has joined us as a designer on PubPub. You’ll see the impact of his work in everything from the reading experience to user interface to updated homepages soon. After graduating from the MIT Media Lab in 2014, Deepak has worked as an independent consultant for startups, large companies and research groups, helping them to architect visual layers of their datasets and information interfaces. When not thinking about design, he loves to spend his free time experiencing small joys of life with his toddler son.

Ian Reynolds has joined us as a full-stack developer on PubPub. He’s already made enormous contributions, including leading development of the new collections feature. Before PubPub, Ian was most recently in the Bay Area working at Khan Academy. In his spare time, he enjoys yelling at trains.

Heather Staines is joining us as the new Head of Partnerships for the Knowledge Futures Group. She’ll be helping us to expand PubPub and other KFG projects and to help us fulfill our mission of creating truly community-owned knowledge infrastructure. Prior to the KFG, Heather worked as the Director of Partnerships for Hypothesis, an open source annotation technology. Heather has two decades of experience in the scholarly communication space, both with publishers and with vendors and working on both books and journals. She has a Ph.D. in Military and Diplomatic History from Yale University. When she is not busy hanging out with her family, she enjoys karaoke and putting together programming for industry events.

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