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The Underwater World of Networks

While exploring CUNY’s Academic Commons, I came across an announcement on the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative blog about an upcoming talk at the Grad Center: At the Edge of the Network: A Talk with Nicole Starosielski The post immediately caught my attention because I had seen announcements of Nicole Starosielski‘s book The Undersea Network on Twitter, and her work inhabits […]

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In Service to CUNY’s mission as a public university

A couple of months ago Jill Cirasella wrote a post introducing the recently launched Academic Works site on the CUNY Grad Center’s Library blog. Why You Should Ditch Academia.edu and Use CUNY Academic Works Academic Works provides an open repository for access to the research, scholarship and creative work happening around the City University of New York. I […]

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Browse the Social Paper Hub

Social Paper a networked writing environment that enables you to compose, manage, archive, and share all of your writing within a single digital work space. Instead of scattering your writings across a variety of platforms, Social Paper provides a durable networked space where you can develop your writing with helpful feedback from the community. This common space benefits not only […]

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Welcome to WordPress 4.4!

Hello Commons WordPress Users – WordPress 4.4 is now active on the Commons! It offers a bunch of new features, including the new Twenty-Sixteen theme and some revolutionary under the hood functionality for developers. Commons members should be aware of two other great improvements: You can embed an excerpt from another WordPress site by simply […]

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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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Analytics: Top 30 Pages of 2015

Top 30 Pages of 2015 I expanded to the Top 30 Pages for his year end look. We see a lot of top level pages as expected, but it’s interested to see what this list contains. /commons.gc.cuny.edu/ – 247,455 sessions – 0:59 /cunymath.commons.gc.cuny.edu/for-students/compass-2/ – 34,448 sessions – 2:54 /commons.gc.cuny.edu/my-commons/ – 21,472 sessions – 1:04   […]

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Analytics: Top 25 Pages for the Week of December 13

Top 25 Pages European Stages has our most impressive showing for number of views this week (outside of the homepage of course). Additionally, the JITP article “Disability, Mental Illness, and eLearning: Invisible Behind the Screen?” received a great deal of engagement. 1. /commons.gc.cuny.edu/ – 5,128 sessions – 1:04 2. /europeanstages.org/ – 1,210 sessions – 0:41 […]

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Welcome to Social Paper (beta)!

We are excited to announce the launch of Social Paper (beta), a networked writing environment that enables students to compose and share all forms of their written work across across courses, disciplines, institutions and academic terms. Likewise, students can browse and comment on the papers of their peers. Unlike many learning management systems or course […]

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