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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This Guide to Curating Scholarship from the Open Web introduces the intellectual and practical considerations for initiating and sustaining a collaboratively-edited publication that sources and distributes scholarship on the open web. Part Two focuses on building your source base, developing a web presence, and establishing editorial criteria. Continue Reading.