Module 15: Reading Tools

Objective
Video
Readings
Activity
Third Quiz
Review Activity
Discussion

 

Objective

This unit will discuss the OJS Reading Tools, why you might want to use them, and how to enable them. Reading Tools are optional for OJS journals, but you may have an editor who is interested in seeing what they can offer to readers.

 

Video

 

Readings

Please read the Reading Tools section in the OJS User Guide.

MacGregor, J., Joyce, M., Hirsch, B., Leitch, C., Siemens, R., Chiang, C., Kopak, R. (2009) Revolutionary reading, evolutionary toolmaking: (Re)development of scholarly reading and annotation tools in response to an ever-changing scholarly climate New Knowledge Environments 1 (1).

You can also experiment with the Reading Tools available in the above article’s journal, which is using OJS.

 

Activity

For this activity, login as the Journal Manager, and go to Reading Tools. From there, enable the Reading Tools for your journal and choose an item set of your choice.

Optionally, if you wish to explore the the item sets in more detail, select the “Related Item Sets” link under “Configuration”.

 

Third Quiz

Start the quiz!

 

Review Activity

In this review activity, you’ve been asked to create a new title for the Masthead called “Managing Editor”, and you must add your own name there. Go for it!

 

Discussion

The Reading Tools reflect the fact that the Public Knowledge Project continues to invest in research as well as in software development, and we are always interested in expanding what it means to “read online”. Do you see the Reading Tools as an enhancement to online reading? Would you enable them in your journal? Please post your comments below.

 

7 Comments on "Module 15: Reading Tools"

  1. Profile photo of Yola Yola says:

    They are very good reading tools, facilitate the visibility of articles to readers.

  2. Profile photo of Greg Chan Greg Chan says:

    Great feature. I will definitely enable the readings tools in my journal, as they will encourage readers to spend more time looking at the articles.

  3. The reading tools are useful for readers, not all journals enable it.

  4. The reading tools are very usefull complements, you can share the information, publish in another system, send by email, etc. It’s a powerfull tool.

  5. It is a good tool, i would like to recommend it to the journals that we offer support.

  6. Lili says:

    I’ve anabled them in my real journal, there are a lot of possibilities.
    But we have a prolem with citing and finding related items in databases, because our language has Cyrillic symbols and we have different citation model.

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