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Openness, value, and scholarly societies: The Modern Language Association model

“Openness, value, and scholarly societies: The Modern Language Association model“ College and Research Libraries, December, 2012 Kathleen Fitzpatrick lays out the MLA’s plans to ensure public access to the group’s published works, and includes a nice mention of the CUNY Academic Commons and the collaborative effort to build networked communities designed to help members connect, collaborate, […]

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MLA to Launch Scholarly Communication Network

MLA to Launch Scholarly Communication Network October, 2012 In her Library Journal article, Meredith Schwartz reports that the Modern Language Association, under the directorship of Kathleen Fitzpatrick, is building its MLA Commons based on “Commons in a Box” software.C-Box, as @kfitz notes: “… is working toward a federated commons-of-commonses … developing greater connections across scholarly societies as […]

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BuddyPress: One Plugin, Five Communities

“BuddyPress: One Plugin, Five Communities” Smashing Magazine, September 26, 2012. Siobhan McKeown examines five BuddyPress implementations, including the CUNY Academic Commons: ”The Commons is in the lucky position of having a lead developer who is one of the core committers to BuddyPress. … As BuddyPress’ core becomes more stable and lean, the team at CUNY […]

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Commons 1.4 — Reply By Email!

The marquee feature of Commons 1.4 is the awesome BuddyPress functionality developed by the Commons Dev Team that lets members respond to email notifications directly from their inboxes. If you wanted to respond to a discussion forum post before Commons 1.4, you’d need to click on the hyperlink in an email notification, log into the […]

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The Commons Wins a Sloan-C Award for Effective Practice

The Commons Wins a Sloan-C Award for Effective Practice July 9, 2012 The Sloan Consortium has announced that the CUNY Academic Commons will receive an award in effective practices in online and blended education at their 5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, July 25-27, in Las Vegas.“The CUNY Academic Commons: Social […]

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THEME SONG FOROUR TIME: SLF, OWS, CUNY AC

“THEME SONG FOROUR TIME: SLF, OWS, CUNY AC” January 8, 2012 – Larry Hanley – Babylon Is Burning A serendipitous moment, with Stiff Little Fingers’ “Alternative Ulster” playing in the background, an email about OccupySFSU on the screen, and a popup tweet announcing “Commons in a Box,” allows Hanley’s sharp eyes to focus on alternate worlds.  […]

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Reactions to the Commons In A Box Project

Traffic on the Commons was up 44% throughout the week as news of the Commons In A Box project circulated through academic journals, blogs, and Twitter.  Comments on our initial announcement were numerous – some congratulatory, but most written by representatives of institutions anxious to chat and gather more information. The same day as the announcement, […]

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Death Knell for the Paywall

“Death Knell for the Paywall” December 2, 2011 In its weekly podcast, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM)  at George Mason University’s Digital Campus featured  “Commons in a Box” as one of three projects that are taking on corporations and developing their own educational technology. …a free (funded by the Sloan Foundation) academic […]

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Commons in a Box & the Importance of Open Academic Networks

“Commons in a Box” & the Importance of Open Academic Networks” Nov 28, 2011- Audrey Watters – Inside Higher Ed Audrey Watters reflects on the CUNY Academic Commons’ “Commons in a Box” grant, and notes how open paradigms emphasize a community’s shared ownership of a project, and “work” for academics: …open source versus proprietary technology […]

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MLA Parternering with CUNY in Important Scholarly Communications Initiative: Commons in a Box

“MLA Parternering with CUNY in Important Scholarly Communications Initiative: Commons in a Box” Nov 28, 2011- Jason Baird Jackson, Associate Professor of Folklore and American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. Jason Baird Jackson sees the potential of partnering directly with universities in the development of tools, protocols, strategies, and projects in the scholarly communications: This project […]

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