Based out of the SFU Library in Burnaby, Canada, PKP Publishing Services offers support for your software hosting or customization needs. We are the developers of Open Journal SystemsOpen Conference SystemsOpen Harvester Systems, and Open Monograph Press. We are librarians, coders, publishing and communications experts, and talented sysadmins. We are the experts in helping you make the most of your online publishing projects. As our customer, you will not only receive direct, personalized support from the PKP Development Team, but will be contributing to the ongoing development of the PKP applications. All funds raised by PKP Publishing Services go directly toward enhancing all of our free, open source software.

While all members of the PKP team contribute to PKP Publishing Services, the following individuals comprise the core of the PKP|PS team, and manage all day-to-day hosting, customization and support tasks.


Brian OwenBrian Owen Managing Director, Public Knowledge Project

Brian Owen is the Managing Director of the Public Knowledge Project, as well as the Associate University Librarian for Processing and Systems at SFU Library. In 2007, Brian received the Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).


James MacGregorJames MacGregor Publishing Services Coordinator, Public Knowledge Project

Formerly of the Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick, James is Public Knowledge Project's Publishing Services Coordinator, helping to organize the Project's various hosting and consultation initiatives. An expert in OJS and other PKP applications, James helps people understand how to maximize the software to best meet their requirements. He is based in Vancouver or Nova Scotia, depending. 


Michael Felczak System Developer, Public Knowledge Project

Michael has been engaged with online scholarly publishing since 2005 in various capacities as a developer, online editor, and researcher. In addition to helping out with PKP's publishing services and development, Michael has also taught and published on the societal benefits of open source publishing software, network neutrality, and communication rights in a digital world. Michael holds a PhD and MA in Communication from Simon Fraser University and a BMath in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.


Jason Nugent System Developer, Public Knowledge Project

Jason came to PKP by way of the University of New Brunswick, where he was the senior software developer at the ETC for nearly 10 years. In addition to being a PKP developer, he is a professional expedition photographer and the technical services manager for F-Stop Gear. He has adventured in nearly 90 countries, races bikes, and holds an honours degree in Chemistry. He is obsessed with all things Scandinavia.


Angela RaaschAngela Raasch Manager of Finance, Public Knowledge Project

Angela has worked as the Manager of Administrative Services for the SFU Library since 2003 and has assisted the Public Knowledge Project Team since 2004. In September 2014, she officially joined the Public Knowledge Project Team as the Manager of Finance and Budget Coordinator for SFU Library.


Kevin StranackKevin Stranack Community Services and Learning Coordinator, Public Knowledge Project

Kevin is a Community Coordinator with the Public Knowledge Project, working with editors, publishers, software developers, and librarians from around the world, helping them to find open solutions to their publishing needs. Kevin received his Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Adult Education from the University of Regina.


Roger Gillis Publishing Services Associate

Based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Roger Gillis provides client support, training, and other forms of support for PKP and PKP publishing services. He is expertise spans a wide variety of areas including: Archives, reference and instruction, information literacy, and library-based publishing initiatives. Roger is a strong believer to pragmatic approaches to open access and providing solutions for researchers to make their research more accessible.


Michael Nason Publishing Services Associate

Mike Nason is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of New Brunswick, as well as a member of the PKP Publishing Services team. His work at UNB is chiefly focused on content recruitment for – and the population of – their new Institutional Repository as well as other day-to-day initiatives like open access literacy, speaking with faculty about author’s rights and sharing research, helping with UNB’s Journals operation, and generally avoiding emails. Whatever time is left, Mike spends on bicycles, playing in bands, and answering trouble tickets.


Kurt Bolko Server Administrator, Public Knowledge Project

Kurt is our Server Administrator, in charge of Linux server deployment and management at the Public Knowledge Project and the SFU Library.  Currently this includes the 50+ Linux servers deployed at the W.A.C. Bennett Library.  Kurt ensures that our hosted environment is fast, secure, and reliable. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2001.  He has been working as a system administrator for 11 years and started work at PKP and the Simon Fraser University Library in 2008.