The abundance of gray literature on the open web has created a need for the development of web publications that aid research communities by aggregating, curating and redistributing material of value to that community. The use of technologies, like the PressForward plugin, makes this possible for those with only modest time and labor to dedicate […]
Here at PressForward, the process of developing software for scholarly communication began with a question: How can a person make staying current with the work and conversations in their field a manageable task and still have the energy to participate in those conversations? An academic’s work requires tracking the contents of journals and book lists from […]
The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, the team that brought you Zotero and Omeka, announces the release of its newest digital tool, the PressFoward Plugin. A tool for aggregating, curating and publishing content from the web, PressForward will change the way that websites find and publish the news and stories they share. PressForward enables individuals and communities to develop their own aggregated publications and will change the way that journalists, bloggers, and institutions find audiences for their work.
Available for download from the WordPress.org Directory or from the Administrative Dashboard within a WordPress website, PressForward allows users to collect content published elsewhere on the web, discuss it with potential collaborators, and format and publish that content without ever leaving their website dashboard. For those who want to roam the web looking for news or articles to share, PressForward also provides a bookmarklet that makes it possible to capture content for your website with a simple click on your toolbar. Learn more here.
On July 8, 2014 at 9 am, the PressForward team will be running a workshop at DH2014 in Lausanne titled, “Using the PressForward Plugin to Create and Maintain Web Publications.” The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning how to use the soon-to-be released PressForward plugin [ed: now available on WordPress and GitHub!] to create web publications […]
Vote for the PressForward plugin! The PressForward plugin, which allows users to aggregate and curate web feeds for publication in WordPress, has been nominated for a DH Award. The DH Awards are publicly-voted awards for the digital humanities community. The plugin is used not only for our own Digital Humanities Now and Global Perspectives on Digital History, but also […]
American History Now, a PressForward project from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, announces the launch of and invites participation in a special issue on the history of vinyl records. A collaborative project that will culminate in a curated volume, American History Now will publish the work of scholars, collectors, and enthusiasts […]
This is the season of holly and eggnog, the season of short days and finals and grading marathons. It is also a season of lists. Lists of gifts and “best ofs,” lists for reflection or amusement. We are not immune. While taking stock of the year in Digital Humanities Now statistics for last week’s PressForward […]
As 2013 rolls to an end and magazines and newspapers begin to reflect on the past year, we thought we’d take a look at the last twelve months in Digital Humanities Now. As part of the PressForward project’s research into scholarly communication, these periodic status updates help us better understand where we’ve been and provoke […]
Happy Anniversary, PressForward! Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan foundation and based at George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, the PressForward project was born two years ago with a mission to showcase the varied, dynamic, and provocative digital humanities scholarship published on the open web. To do this, the project […]