Working to improve the Commons of today and build the Commons of tomorrow.
If you haven’t heard, in 2024 Humanities Commons will be launching a completely reimagined open-access repository. It’s currently under heavy construction. So we’ve been asking ourselves: Why does the Commons have a repository in the first place? At our heart we are a social network, a hub for scholarly exchange. Most of us don’t think […]
The Commons behaves like a network of sites: Humanities Commons, MLA Commons, MSU Commons, SAH Commons, ARLIS/NA Commons, HASTAC Commons, and about 3,000 WordPress sites operated by our users. All of these sites are in reality a single WordPress instance with a single filesystem and a single database. As I discussed previously in “A Federated […]
In the first half of the year, our focus has been on improving our backend infrastructure and building strong foundations for future development. As we move into the second half of 2023, we will continue to improve our backend but you should start to see more user-facing improvements as a result of that work. Later […]
Over the past month The Commons hasn’t had any significant user-facing updates, but we have many some behind-the-scenes improvements and we have been making steady progress on many projects. To better communicate all of these projects, we have created a public roadmap on the Building blog. If want an overview of all the things we’re […]
Here’s another update on what the Commons development team has been up to in the last month! Recent Developments This month we didn’t deploy any new functionality. However, we did make a couple of small changes to the site that I think are illustrative for understanding the nature of development work on the Commons and […]