Thursday, August 12, 2010


Sometimes you run across a tool that you know will change your professional, personal, and pedagogical life. Anthologize, a new plug-in for WordPress, is one of these tools.

I have been experimenting with it all morning and although it is in alpha I find it to be in general working order. Anthologize is a result of the One Week One Tool initiative sponsored by Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. The idea was "more hack and less yack". In other words CHNM proposed  wanted "... a unique kind of institute: One Week, One Tool will teach participants how to build a digital tool for humanities scholarship by actually building a tool, from inception to launch, in a week—a digital humanities barn raising."

If you are interested here is some homework for you:

Read this overview of the tool and why it is so important.

Join this Zotero group if you want to keep apprised of links and resources.

Help out with work towards a beta version here.

Or check out a first rough attempt at using Anthology and exporting the output to Scribd as a pdf.

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