This is a small company in Corvallis…. with a history of working well with academic orgs.
They have an automated metadata service that might create some visible value and coolness to the UI.
We might be able to get this for free for the experiment.
check it out:
This is by Rebecca at F1000.
I like their public “status” markers as a scaffold for folks to accept pre-print and open review.
This just came out as beta. It’s fully open-source CMS for publishing.
It connects to Disqus for discussion threads and does about 80% of what we were talking about in the room.
I’m asking them about connecting up DOIs.
Anyhow…Something to consider for the future.
Ian Mulvany, head of technology for eLifeSciences, blogs using Github. He writes about separating the costs of production from the discussion about open access:
NOTE: I just spoke with Ian, and he would be happy to be in the loop on our project. He said that the Stanford Highwire service is porting over to Drupal.
How can we include him in our discussions (if the group wants to do so)?
Aimee Morrison has a good rant on her most recent experience with a high impact journal:
The Forum of Mathematics
This looks like a hybrid approach to avoiding the false scarcity of print journals when porting publication to the web.