The Open Journal Project
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3 March 1999
R&D centres and publishers
produced by the project
at conferences and seminars
hosted by or accessible through the project
Presentations at conferences and seminars
- ACM Hypertext '98, 20-24 June 1998, Pittsburgh, USA.
The history of the link service software behind the Open Journal project was summarised in Link Services or Link Agents?
Subsequent design modifications, some based on user feedback during the project, were described.
- Seventh International World-Wide Web
Conference, 14-18 April 1998, Brisbane, Australia.
A short paper, Application-independent link processing,
on the emerging influence of XML on approaches to linking on the Web, in particular to the linking approach
applied in the project.
- Making the most of e-journals, a seminar arranged under
the auspices of UKOLUG (the UK Online User Group)
and the UK Serials Group, 29th April 1998, Loughborough, UK.
'Lessons from the Open Journal project: from first concepts
towards real applications' (slides) reflected on the project's progress and
achievements, trying to
place this in the context of some of the broader developments in
e-journals during the last three years.
- EP'98, the seventh International Conference on
Electronic Publishing, Document Manipulation and
Typography, 1-3 April 1998, St Malo, France.
Applying links and link services to documents in pdf
is more difficult than it is with html, and a new
software tool to manage link inclusion was discussed in
'Dynamic link inclusion in online PDF journals'.
- UK Serials Group, 21st Annual Conference and Exhibition,
29 March - 1 April 1998, Exeter, UK.
Aimed at subscription agents, librarians and publishers,
this workshop on 'Linking quality information resources on the Web'
offered a practical introduction to a set of software tools to
enable links to be constructed.
- IRISS'98, Internet Research and Information for
Social Scientists, 25-27 March 1998, Bristol, UK.
A joint presentation between the project and the
Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), this short
paper and demonstration on 'Webs of Research: Putting the User in Control' revealed
the power of citation linking with two examples: ISI's
Web of Science and the Open Journal of Cognitive Science.
Web Database Publishing: improving user access to very large information resources,
a meeting of the Electronic and Multimedia Publishing specialist group of the BCS, 12 February 1998, London.
The meeting included two presentations from partners in the Open
Journal project: Andrew Witbrock of Electronic Press talked on managing large scientific databases,
while Les Carr from Southampton University gave a presentation about developing towards
an XLL-compliant link database service on the Web.
- The Open Journal project publishers' seminar,
3 December 1997, Southampton, UK.
An event organised by the project for its research and publisher
partners, with latest demonstrations of
Open Journals and software tools to support the
development of Open Journals, leading to an open
- VTT seminar on Multimedia Scholarly Publishing, 29 May 1997, Espoo, Helsinki, Finland.
Describing the project's latest work in citation linking, in 'Active citations: the Open Journal approach to scholarly publishing' Jessie Hey considered an example linking a specialist journal in cognitive science, Psycoloquy, to a database of abstracts provided by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).
- ASLIB Bioscience Group Annual Conference, "Keeping Your Word: Maintaining Access to Information in the Electronic Age", 22 May 1997, Harpenden, UK.
information' described the projects being carried out at
Southampton University in the area of archiving, including preprint
archives in the biosciences, particularly cognitive science and
psychology, and explained plans to integrate these resources within an Open Journal approach.
conference on Electronic Publishing ‘97: New Models and Opportunities,
April 1997, The University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.
The paper, jointly presented by the Open Journal project team and Electronic
Press Ltd, discussed 'Linking everything to everything -- publishing myth
Eighth ACM International Hypertext Conference, April 1997, Southampton
Demonstrators were shown of the preliminary versions of the Open Journals
in biology and cognitive science.
- 20th anniversary
conference of the UK Serials Group, April 1997, Heriot-Watt University,
'Online journals in the UK: eLib and beyond', a partial update on our survey
of online journals, focussed on recent developments in online journals
publishing in the UK, with particular mention of the HEFCE UK pilot site
licence initiative and eLib e-journal projects.
Note: a paper based on this presentation,
Web journals publishing: a UK perspective,
has since been published in the November 1997 issue of
the journal of the UKsg.
NOTE. Elements of the presentations given at the three meetings listed
immediately below - ALPSP, Anglo-Nordic and LibTech 96 - were updated,
re-edited and compiled to form the longer talk given in Wuerzburg. If you
attended any of these meetings and are interested in revisiting the content
of these talks, you are directed to the Wuerzburg presentation, linked above
- The Electronic Libraries Programme and Publishing: Keeping publishers informed, December 1996, London.
Organised by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and dedicated to exploring eLib projects which have implications for publishers, the meeting was used to give a project-specific talk on 'An Open Journal framework'.
- 10th Anglo-Nordic
Seminar, on networking, October 1996, Lund, Sweden.
A short presentation on 'Reinventing online journals' was given as a prelude
to a panel discussion on policies for electronic journals.
96, UK eJournals on the Internet, September 1996, Hatfield, UK.
A session on eLib electronic journal projects was the context for the paper
'The Open Journal project: realizing a new publishing model'.
- Open Journal Conference and Demonstration: an Open Journal in Biology,
May 1996, London
This meeting, organised by the project for invited delegates, presented
very early versions of the link service tools being used to build Open
Journals and discussed examples from the Open Journal in biology. These
issues were placed in the context of journal publishing, with contributions
from a number of publishers participating in the project, as well as a
debate on the implications of the Open Journal approach for journal publishing.
- ASLIB Bioscience Group Annual Conference, May 1996, Harpenden, UK
Described the principles of the Open Journal approach and showed, for the
first time, examples created by the project with the Distributed Link Service
and putting links into pdf documents from the project's resources in biology:
'Exploiting the Web: an Open Journal in biology'
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