G. W. Brian Owen and Kevin Stranack, The Public Knowledge Project and the Simon Fraser University Library: A partnership in open source and open access, Serials Librarian, July 2008; self-archived January 23, 2009. Abstract:
The Public Knowledge Project is an ongoing collaboration between academics, librarians, publishers, editors, and software developers, working together to build alternatives in scholarly publishing. The project has developed a suite of open source software that significantly reduces the time and expense required for producing academic journals and conferences, and facilitates making research results freely available through open access. This article examines the history of the project, provides an overview of its open source software, discusses the growing community participating in the project, and considers its future directions.