We’re Hiring! Site Analytics and Metrics Specialist (Part-Time)

The CUNY Academic Commons is hiring! Please see our ads below for this part time position. If you have any questions, please contact us at commons@gc.cuny.edu

Site Analytics and Metrics Specialist (Part-Time)
The CUNY Academic Commons, an academic social network connecting the 24 campuses of the City University of New York, seeks a Metrics and Analytics Specialist to […]

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Welcome to “My Commons” – Your Personal Homepage!

Commons 1.7, our first major release of the Commons since April, includes a number of new improvements and some important, behind the scenes upgrades, as well as the release’s central feature, “My Commons.”
My Commons
“My Commons” is a new personal homepage that highlights the network of friends, groups, and the sites you develop on the Commons and is our biggest functionality […]

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WordCamp NYC Keynote by Commons Lead Developer Boone Gorges

To kick off WordCamp NYC this year, CUNY Academic Commons lead developer Boone Gorges  gave the keynote “Free Software, Free Labor, and the Freelancer: The Economics of Contributing.”  We will post a video of his presentation when it is available.  In the meantime, here is a taste of what he had to say:
Free software patronage […]

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CUNY Academic Commons 2014 Annual Report

The CUNY Academic Commons 2014 Annual Report is now available for download!  We hope you’ll read it in detail.
Widely used “as shared space for individuals, campus committees, and academic departments,” the Commons continues to evolve, and we are proud of the growing collection of open source tools that we have developed to help foster collaboration […]

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DiRT, Commons in a Box, and DHCommons Receive Mellon Foundation Grant

The University of California, Berkeley and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York are pleased to announce that the Mellon Foundation has generously provided a $150,000 grant to fund a partnership between the DiRT (Digital Research Tools) Directory, Commons In A Box, and the DHCommons project directory that will develop APIs to link these initiatives, providing […]

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Welcome to Commons 1.6!

The Commons Development team has just released Commons 1.6!  This release features a number of great improvements to the site, including something everyone will love – HTML email notifications.  We have also souped up the Commons member profile pages with widget improvements (including a new Twitter Widget), and fixed a design issue that makes it […]

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Welcome to Commons 1.5!

We are pleased to announce CUNY Academic Commons, version 1.5! While this is our first major release in more than a year, to say that the Commons 1.5 milestone has been over four years in the making is certainly not an understatement*.
Though the 1.5 release includes over twenty new features, below are some highlights.
Profiles
The marquee […]

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CUNY Academic Commons Seeks Part-time Employees

Established in 2009 and now nationally renowned as an example of a successful academic social network, the CUNY Academic Commons is designed to provide a flexible online space for discovery, connection, collaboration, and sharing between faculty members, graduate students, administrators, and staff of the City University of New York.
As a group of committed open-source technologists […]

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New Analytics

For several months now the CUNY Academic Commons has offered serialized email reports via Google Analytics for our blogging community.  These email reports  include detailed information about the amount of traffic your blog receives including; how many hits occur in a given time window, how long visitors are on your site, and how many pages […]

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Commons In A Box Released

In November of 2011 the CUNY Academic Commons announced that it would begin work on creating a standalone version of the Commons.  With generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the encouragement of our friends and colleagues, the CUNY Academic Commons team is delighted to announce that Commons In A Box is now […]

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