OpenScholar – Open Source Web Site Building and Content Management Tool Intended for Academic Scholars
OpenScholar is open source software built on top of Drupal that allows end users to easily create dynamic and customizable academic web sites. Each site comes with a suite of apps, widgets and themes, enabling users to build and manage feature-rich web sites. OpenScholar is developed and maintained by The Institute for Quantitative Social Science in collaboration with HPAC and HUIT at Harvard University with contribution from open source community. Building competitive academic web sites can be difficult and is potentially costly. OpenScholar is a free, open-source solution with state-of-the-art technology out of the box. The user interface is logical and intuitive, making it easy for scholars to self-create, self-design and self-manage their own web sites and their content without having to know any programming code or HTML. OpenScholar is highly customizable from both programming and theming standpoint as well. Developers and designers can implement their own features and themes. OpenScholar is designed for academic environments as a tool for building academic web sites, such as a scholar’s personal site or an academic project site. OpenScholar tools and features foster online collaboration and provide relevant site sections, such as “Publications”, “Events”, “Blog”, “Classes” and much more. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.