With the Internet and the New Media, there are new forms of electronic publishing available to scientists and scholars. This necessitates the development of professional, web-based publishing tools. The open-source software OJS is currently used worldwide for the operation of more than 6,600 magazines. The continued development of this software was initiated by CeDiS and includes fundamental improvements such as the expansion of the search procedures and the support of review journals. In addition, efforts are being focused on specific aspects of scholarly publishing in German-speaking countries. This includes in particular the compatibility of OJS with the systems of major service providers, such as the German National Library and VG Wort, and promoting the effective use of open-access publishing.
The continued software development is being carried out under a memorandum of understanding, in close cooperation with the Canadian Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University, and accompanied by a jointly run forum for the German OJS community.