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The PressForward Project and Scholarly Communication on the Open Web

Dan Cohen
Associate Professor and Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
George Mason University

Joan Fragaszy Troyano
Research Assistant Professor, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
George Mason University

 

A healthy ecosystem for scholarly communication requires a continuum from independently distributed work to post-publication peer review. With funding from the Sloan Foundation, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University created the PressForward project to explore and produce the best means for collecting, screening, and drawing attention to the vast expanse of scholarship that is currently decentralized across the web or does not fit into traditional genres such as the journal article or the monograph.

This presentation will include an overview of current efforts to distribute and evaluate scholarly work available on the open web. An explanation of the experimental methods behind PressForward’s Digital Humanities Now and Journal of Digital Humanities will also be provided. Finally, the session will include a preview of the open source adaptations to WordPress software that PressForward is developing to enable scholarly communities to easily aggregate, select, and credit work published on the open web.

The PressForward Project & Scholarly Communication on the Open Web from CNI Video Channel on Vimeo.

Presentation Slides (PDF)

http://pressforward.org
http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org
http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org

 

Last updated:  Monday, February 4th, 2013