Curated contentDestination site for art newsValued as publication venue for Museum – dedicated staff timeCould be useful for other reasons as well, perhaps with less staff time
PressForward: Select then PublishIn the backend:- Aggregator for pooling content into 1 source base/streamFeed reader for reviewing contentCommenting and discussion interfaceSpace for reviewing and selecting before moving content to regular publication interfaceFeed WordPress: Publish then ModerateAutomatically produces a post and publishes incoming content; Can remove/modify like normal posts
DHNow: our test case for methods and technologyContent is topically-focused for diverse field with audience of practitioners, researchers, teachers, students>650 sources- Community editors-at-large as first filter for content (~5/week)- in-house editors rotate responsibilities for final selection and publication 2X week, ~15-20 itemsEditors’ Choice: pieces to discuss; News: items to forward, announcements
DHNow part of bigger project: Pressforward interested in surfacing, highlighting, and distributing informally published scholarship on the open web– Gray Lit. expanding scholarly ecosystem.PressForward name of plugin, too. Currently in Beta, expanding functionality – more soon.Your Key Steps:Main Question: Editorial goals?StaticOngoingLiveIdentify Content: Gather SourcesSearchesFeeds
Example of Live publishingSearches based on hashtags or key wordsMultiple sources:Instagram, twitter, google alerts, etc. can be sent as RSS feeds
fixed/more formal presentationMaterials pulled in same way, via RSS, searches, etc.Selection before publicationPotential content can be collected, discussed, nominated, reviewed in back end with PressForward PluginQuick flip
Theme controls presentationWP plugin Anthologize offers output as epub, PDFOr can take content from WP and put into authoring/design program like iBooks Author, InDesign, etc.
What kinds:RSSAlerts (# searches, keywords, etc.)Regular sites:Instagram, Tweeted Times, Soon: Twitter accounts, Omeka, API,Options for collection objects, images This is an example from the new, WebWise Now. Using mostly RSS for now
Nominate content from anywhere on the web; assign to user permissionsWorks like “press this”When you see a story tweeted, know its not from a source in your feed list,Nominate it!
Can get info, star, comment, nominateAll articles, announcements from feeds, and on-the-spot nominations go hereWay to edit and move content to next step
Star, comment, send to draft
Post content and metadata moved over from pluginPresentation on front page controlled by theme – can republish, quote, redirect, as you wish
What is looks like published: WebWise Now –soon to be launched, using the Press Forward themeAggregating and selecting content of interest to the GLAM communityPurpose to help IMLS grantees, future grantees to have a broader knowledge base of digital field
PressForward Presentation at the Museum Computer Network Meeting, November 2013
A few ideas to make a standard WP
site a little more dynamic using
Museum Computer Network Meeting
WANT A WALKER-ST YLE SITE?
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE &
BUILD ON EXISTING COMMUNITIES
What is important for your museum?
Capturing discussion around public programs?
Daily visitor engagement?
Highlighting collections and reactions?
Developing topical communities?
Pull in writing, social media, from enthusiasts,
members into Museum’s webspace