Announcing the PressForward Institute

How can investigators make better use of the abundance of high-quality research available on the web? As contributions to open-access repositories, journals, and social media communities increase, the task of discovering, evaluating, and sharing relevant work with peers and collaborators grows more challenging. For those in the sciences, materials like data, pre-prints, and the small, […]

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Ant, Spider, Bee Flies with PressForward

Today, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany, relaunches its affiliated blog, Ant Spider Bee: Exploring Digital Environmental Humanities, as a PressForward publication. The Rachel Carson Center and Ant, Spider, Bee’s editors are delighted to be PressForward pilot partners. The mission of our blog is to engage academics and practitioners in the […]

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A New Look for PressForward 3.5

We are excited to announce the release of PressForward 3.5, the latest version of our free WordPress plugin for collecting, discussing, and sharing online scholarship. This latest release includes significant updates and changes to the user interface, new features and enhancements, and a few bug fixes–all designed to make best practices for sharing online content easier […]

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Become a PressForward Partner!

PressForward is now accepting applications for partners to develop pilot publications using the PressForward plugin and methods. Pilot partners receive a grant to help cover startup costs and extensive PressForward support to develop (or relaunch) their own PressForward publications. PressForward publications use innovative methods to aggregate scholarship, research, white papers and informal conversations published on the open […]

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PressForward is Hiring!

PressForward is hiring an Outreach Coordinator to work with us as we develop new publications using the PressForward plugin. The PressForward Outreach Coordinator will identify and recruit key pilot partners and deliver hands-on training using the PressForward plugin. The RRCHNM PressForward team offers pilot partners customized technical and editorial expertise at each stage of publication development, and […]

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Become a DHNow Editor-at-Large!

As the new semester gets underway, we’re issuing the call for volunteers to help us choose the pieces that we feature on Digital Humanities Now. Editors-at-Large see all the work and announcements published each week on the more than 400 websites that Digital Humanities Now follows. Volunteering a few hours in a given week provides access […]

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Best Practices in Curated Publication: A Guide

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 […]

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PressForward 3.4 Update

The PressForward team is pleased to announce the release of PressForward 3.4, an update to our WordPress plugin that enables the aggregation of RSS / ATOM feeds and the curation of web publications. This update includes enhancements to usability, the user interface, as well as some major bug fixes. Several bugs related to filtering or […]

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Prototyping the Plugin

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 […]

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Introducing PressForward Pilots and Outreach

We are delighted to announce that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has generously awarded $481,340 to fund a new phase of PressForward. A free and open-source software project launched by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media in 2011, PressForward enables teams of researchers to aggregate, filter, and disseminate relevant scholarship using the […]

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