Harvard Releases OpenScholar 2.0

Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty has now released ver­sion 2.0 of Open­Schol­ar, an open source soft­ware pack­age that lets schol­ars build per­son­al and project-ori­ent­ed web sites in a mat­ter of min­utes. It’s a quick, easy, and free solu­tion (minus one mean­ing­ful caveat below) that allows aca­d­e­mics to build an online home for their “CV, bio, pub­li­ca­tions, blogs, announce­ments, links, image gal­leries, class mate­ri­als,” and even sub­mit pub­li­ca­tions to online repos­i­to­ries, such as Google Schol­ar. You can see an exam­ple of Open­Schol­ar in action here.

Now here’s the one impor­tant rub. Before a prof can start using Open­Schol­ar, some­one on his/her IT staff will need to install the soft­ware on their uni­ver­si­ty’s servers. Har­vard does­n’t host the solu­tion. The video above and Wired Cam­pus offer more details …

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