[open-science] eLife, Coko, Hindawi Limited and Digirati commit to Libero for open-source publishing

Ingo Keck ingokeck at ingokeck.de
Wed Nov 21 14:45:15 UTC 2018

> On 21.11.2018, at 14:50, Emily Packer <e.packer at elifesciences.org> wrote:

> Community-driven and open-source, Libero is a platform of services and applications that help content providers do more with everything they publish. The software presents content in a responsive online format that is easy to access and inviting to read on any device, and is straightforward to integrate with other services that enhance the reader’s interaction with published literature. 

That is very interesting indeed! Unfortunately many still believe that scientific publishing is focussed around the creation of PDF in A4 and letter format. The possibilities of the web and ebooks remain unused.

Personally (speaking as publisher now), I would be more than ready to switch from OJS to something easier to use and handle.

> Our partnership has been created to facilitate adoption of Libero as a platform by other organisations and expand a high-quality, open infrastructure as an alternative to proprietary systems.
> For further details, please see the full announcement at https://elifesciences.org/for-the-press/d8cccde3/elife-coko-hindawi-limited-and-digirati-commit-to-libero-for-open-source-publishing.

I had a quick look at your github https://github.com/libero but was not able to find anything that looked like a platform ready to adopt or to try out. To be honest right now it looks more like a project in a very early phase to me, but maybe I just did not look in the right place. Maybe you can point me to where I can find the code or give more infos on the planned time line?

Also the slack community channel is still restricted to people with email addresses from participating organisations it seems.


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