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Opentext Journal of Peruvian Studies (OJPS) and Journal of Bolivian Studies (OJBS)[]

Proposals for more secure servers and a wider collaborative editing network for the new journals: studies related to Bolivia, Peru and their diasporas[]

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In a nutshell[]

It is proposed that the current OJPS Opentext Journal of Peruvian Studies and the recent online sites for the OJBS Opentext Journal of Bolivian Studies and OJLAS, be put on a more secure basis to provide an 'opentext parallel facility' for journals such as BLAR, JLAS, JCPS etc, and for the academic / writing / research / education community in general. The OJPS was established by the Peru Earthquake Aid Committee(UK) following 15/8/07 (the Chincha earthquake) and launched at the House of Commons Meeting on "The Peruvian Earthquake: two months on" the 16/10/07. The OJPS is an ideal medium for fostering collaborative research (e.g. Peru-UK) but suffers certain limitations using the current servers and software. The proposals below should overcome most of the present 'teething problems'.

Main proposals[]

  • Principal focus: Studies relevant to Bolivia and Peru and their diasporas. Any discipline. Extendable to all Latin America.
  • Joint editing software to be hosted on at least two (for security) institutional / long-term servers: e.g two universities from Bolivia, France, Ireland, Peru, or UK
  • Certain categories of documents to be archived by the relevant National Libraries e.g. BNP nd BL.
  • Administered (initially) by 2 RAs / bilingual editing assistants, one in S. America and the other in Europe (i.e. in Bolivia, France, Ireland, Peru, or UK) with advisory groups of (honorary) subject specialists.
  • Each main document would have three modes: (A) open, (B) specialist and (C) educative/bibliographic (see examples in the OJPS Opentext Journal of Peruvian Studies) and be assigned at least two categories.
  • Contributions and collaborative editing can be in any media: text, video, sound etc.
  • Would take over from the temporary website hosted at and which were set up following the Peruvian earthquake 15 August, 2007
  • During the earthquake reconstruction period, priority (for the RA's time) could be given to articles related to the earthquake / earthquakes and other critical issues. (Apart from this suggestion the pages would be equally open to all).
  • Would operate in collaboration with the UNESCO-DKN programme (A Chair is currently being established by UNESCO) . DKN: diaspora knowledge networks
  • Research application funding would emphasise collaborative projects between Bolivia/Peru and Europe
  • The OJPS (Opentext Journal of Peruvian Studies) and the OJBS (Opentext Journal of Bolivian Studies) would be both publishing media, the database and collaborative editing software - all in one. To see how it works go to the internet version of this page in the OJPS:
  • The third mode would service, specifically, a parallel but independent (not financed under this proposal) education network.
  • All contributors would retain rights to (re)publish their work in other journals / media. Neither the OJPS / OJBS nor the website servers (the universities) would obtain copyright to or 'own' a writer's or editor's work.
  • It is suggested that there be differing levels of access to editing (unlike Wikipedia) and that (for the case of the UK) one level should comprise SLAS members plus others who register. Currently there is a 'fully open' level and a level with criteria (see minkapedia) and also differing academic levels (see categories

How it works (Currently)[]