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OpenScholar forms startup (Harvard Gazette)

January 12, 2018

In the nearly eight years since the web-publishing platform OpenScholar was developed at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), it has enabled Harvard scholars, academic and administrative departments, centers, and projects to create and maintain high-quality websites without programming knowledge or the steep costs associated with outside web development firms. After the core technology was developed at IQSS, a partnership with administrators at ...

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OpenScholar Infrastructure Improvements - “Read Only” Mode

January 3, 2018

OpenScholar will perform infrastructure improvements from Tuesday, January 9 at 10pm until noon Wednesday, January 10. Site editors and administrators will not be able to make updates or changes, or add new content to OpenScholar websites during this time as all sites will be in “read only” mode. This means that site visitors will be able to view your site, but you will not be able to log in.

If you had planned on updating or adding content to your website during this window, please do so before 5pm on Tuesday, January 9, or after the maintenance period is over. To...

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Planned OpenScholar outage rescheduled until after winter recess

December 15, 2017

The infrastructure improvements originally scheduled to occur from Sunday, December 17 at 10am until 5pm Monday, December 18 are being rescheduled to some time after the winter recess.

To reiterate, there will be no interruption to site administration until after the winter recess. We will post a new status update of the rescheduled dates as soon as we have more information.

Thank you for your patience and have a happy and healthy holiday season,

The HWP team

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OpenScholar Infrastructure Improvements - “Read Only” Mode

December 11, 2017

Beginning Sunday, December 17 at 10am, the OpenScholar development team will be performing infrastructure improvements. During this time all websites will be in “read only” mode, which means OpenScholar website administrators will not be able to log in.

The anticipated duration of “read only” mode is from 10am Sunday, December 17, until 5pm Monday, December 18. If you had planned on updating or adding content to your website on Monday, December 18, please do so before 5pm on Friday, December 15, or plan for after the maintenance period is over.

Thank you for...

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Using Taxonomies

September 6, 2017

Taxonomy is the practice of classifying content. It will come in handy for everything from menu and navigation schemes to view and display options.

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The OpenScholar Story (Gazette)

September 6, 2017

In the past few years, more than 13,000 Harvard faculty, students, and staff, individually or in groups, have created more than 6,500 websites on Harvard’s OpenScholar platform, a free, open-source software project based on technology invented and developed at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS).

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OpenScholar Support Over the Winter Break

December 21, 2016

 

OpenScholar support will be closed from noon on December 23, 2016 until 9:00 am January 3, 2017.  The team will be monitoring for any emergencies, but otherwise, everyone will be enjoying the university break.

Happy holidays everyone!

 

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OpenScholar sites not loading- RESOLVED

July 20, 2016

Starting at about 10:10 this morning, OpenScholar sites became unresponsive, with a message saying the site is currently under maintenance. As of 10:46 am, sites are all back and behaving normally.

This morning’s downtime was related to code updates to improve performance and stability.