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.
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.
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”.
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!
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.