From Michael Guthrie, KnowledgeArc ( 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 (

NHS Nottinghamshire Healthcare has deployed and populated the Author Pages Researcher Directory connected to their KnowledgeArc hosted DSpace ( using the CollectionPress WordPress plugin ( for DSpace.

KnowledgeArc have been researching the blockchain and its applications to academia. The provenance stamping of proof of work using the token ( 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 network via the Frost API ( Read more about and KnowledgeArc here:

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 ( The repository also features an integrated CollectionPress Researcher Profiles (