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HETS Commons Is Up And Running!

Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) has added a social layer to its site based on the CUNY Academic Commons model. The purpose of HETS Commons is to provide a social-networking platform that seeks to establish and provide a space for collaboration and exchange of ideas, knowledge, and best practices among all HETS member institutions. HETS appreciates […]

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WP Tavern Recognizes Commons Registration Plugin

Sarah Gooding, writing for WP Tavern, one of the largest WordPress news blog, praised our BP Restrict Signup by Email Domain plugin: “The plugin was created by BuddyPress contributing developer Ray Hoh for the CUNY Academic Commons. It’s part of a suite of plugins recommended by the Commons In A Box (CBOX) free software project. The university […]

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Social Paper: Retooling Student Consciousness

“Social Paper: Retooling Student Consciousness” Scholarly and Research Communication, Vol 6, No 4 (2015) – Erin Glass Glass’ article in Scholarly and Research Communications lays out the initial concepts and goals that later framed Social Paper, the marquee feature of Commons 1.9. Of first importance to SP is the facilitation of student “ownership” of the ongoing […]

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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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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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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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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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