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Commons Team Develops New Digital Research Tools Plugin

The CUNY Academic Commons collaborated on an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant  to make  Berkeley’s Drupal-based Digital Research Tool repository (DiRT) accessible to other WordPress sites via custom-built APIs. The Commons was the pilot site for this project, and members can now tap into DiRT without leaving the Commons.  Follow this link for more information […]

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Ways to Use the Commons

Members can use the CUNY Academic Commons to establish their online presence. We provide an assortment of widgets to help design attractive CVs to list academic interests, publications, positions, and educational background. With our free web hosting, members can create as many WordPress Web sites as they want.  We support domain mapping and non-standard customizations for […]

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Welcome to Commons 1.7

Commons 1.7 is out!  This is a major feature release of the Commons and includes a number of new improvements and some important, behind the scenes upgrades, as well as the release’s marquee feature, “My Commons.” My Commons – Your New Personal Homepage When you are on the Commons “Home” tab and log on, you […]

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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 […]

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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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Commons in a Box wins 2013 Award for Best Digital Humanities Tool or Suite of Tools

“Commons in a Box wins 2013 Award for Best Digital Humanities Tool or Suite of Tools“ Digital Humanities Awards – Highlighting Resources in Digital Humanities, 2013 We are proud to announce that Commons in a Box received the “Best Digital Humanities Tool or Suite of Tools” award from Digital Humanities Awards – Highlighting Resources in […]

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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 […]

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