PressForward Presentation at the Museum Computer Network Meeting, November 2013

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Presentation by Project Director Joan Fragaszy Troyano and Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media colleague Sheila Brennan at the Museum Computer Network Meeting, November 23, 2013, Montreal.

Panel: New Approaches to Museum Publishing

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  • 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

    1. 1. RE-MAKING THE MUSEUM BLOG A few ideas to make a standard WP site a little more dynamic using Joan Troyano @joanf troyano Sheila Brennan @sherah191 8 Museum Computer Network Meeting November 2013 Montreal
    2. 2. WANT A WALKER-ST YLE SITE? http://www.walkerart.org/
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. BASIC NEEDS  WordPress  Plugins:  PressForward for reviewing/selection  Feed WordPress for automatic publication  Content Sources :  RSS  Twitter  Instagram  Flickr
    5. 5. DIGITAL HUMANITIES NOW http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org
    6. 6. PRESSFORWARD http://pressforward.org
    7. 7. EXPERIMENT IN LIVE AGGREGATION: MCN 2012 http://chnm.gmu.edu/mcn/2012/
    8. 8. REPRESENT EVENT: MCN 2011 http://chnm.gmu.edu/mcn/2011proceedings/
    9. 9. FORMALIZE PROCEEDINGS
    10. 10. PRESSFORWARD PLUGIN FOR WORDPRESS WordPress + PressForward:       aggregate sources read feeds nominate items discuss content review prospective materials move content to publishing dashboard Try It: http://pressfwd.chnm.org/plugin/wp -admin/  guest  pressforward@CHNM http://pressfwd.chnm.org/plugin/wp-admin/
    11. 11. AGGREGATE: FEEDS
    12. 12. SELECT: NOMINATE THIS BOOKMARKLET
    13. 13. SELECT: ALL CONTENT VIEW
    14. 14. REVIEW: UNDER REVIEW SECTION
    15. 15. PUBLISH: WORDPRESS
    16. 16. WEBWISE NOW http://imlswebwise.org/wwnow
    17. 17. PRESSFORWARD PLUGIN • • • • https://github.com/PressForward/pressforward Google group user support Extensive Documentation mid-2014 PressForward.org for case studies
    18. 18. TRY IT OUT, LET US KNOW Thank you!  Joan Troyano joan@pressforward.org, @joanftroyano  Sheila Brennan: sbrennan@gmu.edu, @sherah1918
    19. 19. RESOURCES  Plugin on GitHub:  https://github.com/PressForward/pressforward  DHNow Editor-at-Large instructions:  http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/editor-at-large-instructions/  MCN 2011 Proceedings:  http://chnm.gmu.edu/mcn/2011proceedings/  MCN 2012 Live Aggregation:  http://chnm.gmu.edu/mcn/2012/  Instructions for 2011 and 2012:  http://dhnow.org/1dhG5G4  Web Wise Now:  http://imlswebwise.org/wwnow/  Help:  http://pressforward.org

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