PressForward is Hiring!

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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!

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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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PressForward 3.3 Update

The PressForward team is pleased to announce the release of PressForward 3.3, an update to our WordPress plugin that enables the aggregation of RSS and ATOM feeds and the curation of web publications. This update includes enhancements to usability and the user interface. Changes provide the ability to: show hidden items on the ‘All Content’ browse page, upload […]

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PressForward Workshop and Brown Bag with Public Philosophy Journal

On June 26, 2014 PressForward will offer a free workshop on the PressForward Plugin and host a brown bag presentation by the Public Philosophy Journal, which uses PressForward to curate content. Both events will take place at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media on the George Mason University Fairfax campus. Beginning at 9:30am in Research 402, the workshop […]

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Announcing the PressForward Plugin!

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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.

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