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Sunday, April 26 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Using the PressForward Plugin to Create Publications and Build Research Communities LIMITED

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Over the past two years, the PressForward Project, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded project based at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, has developed a methodology and a technology to surface and aggregate research on the open web. The result has been an open source WordPress plugin to facilitate aggregating, curating, and disseminating scholarly content. Simultaneously, the project has experimented with multiple processes for surfacing, selecting, and circulating openly published work and grey literature outside traditional publication models. The publications Digital Humanities Now, Global Perspectives on Digital History, and Dh+Lib all use the plugin to maintain a community-driven website that offers readers and participants an opportunity to engage in relevant conversations about their field on the open web.

In this workshop, Stephanie Westcott, Co-Director of the PressForward Project, will teach attendees how to use the PressForward plugin to create publications, track workflow through aggregation, review, and nomination, and to publish content from select RSS feeds.  Attendees will be introduced to the plugin and have the opportunity to use it in one of PressForward’s test sites. Then, any participant who would like to develop their own PressForward publication will be given the time and support to launch it at the ARCS conference.

This workshop will be open to all ARCS conference attendees, and followed by a publishing hackathon. PressForward aids librarians, professors, scholars and journalists in confronting the dilemma of overabundance of material on the open web. By creating a solution that incorporates the aggregation and curation of the literature available openly online, PressForward publications build communities, direct attention to often-overlooked work, and stimulate discussion of ideas, methods, and news.


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Stephanie Westcott

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media


Sunday April 26, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Chestnut Room

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