From Michael Guthrie, KnowledgeArc (https://www.knowledgearc.com) is pleased to welcome the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) to the KnowledgeArc platform. ASSAf are hosting their 6 Open Access journals that were migrated from Open Journal Systems version 2 to the new OJS version 3, combined onto a multi-journal installation that now includes the former Wiley Scholar One published, South African Journal of Science (https://www.sajs.co.za/)
NHS Nottinghamshire Healthcare has deployed and populated the Author Pages Researcher Directory http://nhsnotts.collectionpress.net/ connected to their KnowledgeArc hosted DSpace (https://repository.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/) using the CollectionPress WordPress plugin (https://github.com/knowledgearcdotorg/collectionpress) for DSpace.
KnowledgeArc have been researching the blockchain and its applications to academia. The provenance stamping of proof of work using the token Po.et (https://www.po.et/) has featured in this development, with a Joomla plugin that integrates with the DSpace backed repository front end. Also released are a Drupal plugin and soon an OJS plugin as well as a standalone application for injecting blockchain hash metadata into a bitstream asset like a PDF or image EXIF. These plugins submits articles and assets to the blockchain to be registered on the public blockchain ledger on the Po.et network via the Frost API (https://frost.po.et/) Read more about Po.et and KnowledgeArc here: https://www.knowledgearc.com/po-et-creative-work-blockchain/
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a prestigious NHS Library Sally Hernando Innovations Awards 2017 for their KnowledgeArc hosted DSpace repository, Online Research @ Derby Archive (https://orda.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/). The repository also features an integrated CollectionPress Researcher Profiles (http://ordaprofiles.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/).