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 …
Acquia has an upcoming demo/webinar for OpenScholar: