The PressForward Plugin is a tool for aggregating and curating content from the web from within a WordPress dashboard. It is designed to support bloggers and editorial teams who wish to aggregate and share content from a variety of sources.
THATCamp Publishing is a free, one-day unconference on June 19 open to publishers, librarians, faculty and students, archivists, museum professionals, interested amateurs, technologists, administrators, and funders from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors — any and all who want to advance scholarly publishing in and for a digital age.
Do visitors to the websites of professional scholarly associations and communities actually find any scholarship? This report by Caitlin Wolters, a George Mason MA Student and intern at PressForward, assesses the scholarly communication available on the websites of twelve professional associations and communities from the sciences and the humanities.
PressForward is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural issue of Spatial Demography, a new publicationfocused on the spatial analysis of demographic processes. This cross-disciplinary work involves modern demographic data visualization, enhanced geo-referenced data availability, and spatial statistics, facilitated through full color graphics, motion video tools, and a quick time-to-publication.
The advancement of scholarship relies on the timely communication of questions, methods, results, and reflections. The iterative publications Digital Humanities Now and theJournal of Digital Humanities are intended to facilitate this process. DHNow surfaces and distributes the conversations weekly in order to invite participation and feedback. The Journal of Digital Humanities then identifies the conversations that need a stable landing on which to pause and reflect before continuing onward.
In this report Xin Guan, a graduate student of computer science at George Mason University, introduces the Support Vector Machine (SVM) program he developed to identify valuable pieces from the large pool of potential content for Digital Humanities Now. Those interested in the concepts and logistics behind the classifier program will be interested to read his explanation of the Active Learning method of Machine Learning he used.
Online publications that aggregate content from a wide variety of sources have become increasingly valuable to readers and publishers. The academy, however, is still unsure how to efficiently identify, collect, survey, evaluate, and redistribute the valuable scholarly writing published both formally and informally on the open web. Fortunately, some scholarly communities are developing methods to draw attention to upcoming work in their fields. This report by project director Joan Fragaszy Troyano outlines the current state of the aggregation, curation, evaluation, and distribution of scholarship on the open web.
An archived version of PressForward’s webinar for Educause is now available. More than 65 leaders in information technology and higher education logged in for the live webinar. The audio, slides, and chat transcript are still available for this overview of current efforts to distribute and evaluate scholarly work available on the open web. The webinar […]
Digital Humanities Now, a PressForward publication experimenting with the aggregation and curation of scholarly communication on the open web, has won an inaugural DH Award. The award was determined by a public vote, and DHNow won in the “Best Blog, Article, or Short Publication” Category. Thanks to all our supporters!