Author: Stephanie Westcott

MicroBEnet Launches PressForward!

The second of the original PressForward pilot partners, microBEnet, has relaunched their website with PressForward integration. Already an active resource for those invested and interested in the microbiology of the built environment, microBEnet has used PressForward to extend their reach and include more community members in the selection of content for their site. The microBEnet team, based out... Read more »

Pressing Forward with Citizen Science Today!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Citizen Science Today as the latest PressForward publication, presented by the Zooniverse and our friends from the growing community of researchers and practitioners of citizen science. Citizen science – the involvement of non-professionals in the research process – has been part of research for centuries, and fields ranging... Read more »

The “Scholarly Blog”: PressForward’s Many Paths to Success, and How to Measure Them

On August 13 and 14, the PressFoward team met with current PressForward Partners, prospective partners, and interested participants for the PressForward Institute, an intensive, two-day symposium on open access scholarly communication, curated community publications and the PressForward plugin. Partners presented publications and roundtables facilitated discussion on keeping up with scholarly work on the open web,... Read more »

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,... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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