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Humanities Commons

In this video, Dr Lee Fallin introduces Humanities Commons as a scholarly communication tool.
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Humanities Commons is a non-profit network that enables humanity scholars to create a   professional profile, discuss common  interests, develop new publications   and share their work. Much like other sites  you can specify your academic interests,   provide information about yourself,  your education and your publications.   There’s much more free text formatting  here allowing you to customize your profile.  
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The site also hosts the common open repository exchange designed to preserve, attribute and   support access and discoverability. You can store many types of files in core from abstracts and   articles to podcasts and presentations. Humanities Commons also provides the means to create   WordPress sites. Here’s an example, The Scholarly Tales. Here you can see this behaves much like a   WordPress website but with none of the advertising.  You can use humanities commons to create your own.

What is Humanities Commons?

Humanities Commons is a nonprofit network that enables humanities scholars and practitioners to create a professional profile, discuss common interests, develop new publications, and share their work. The Humanities Commons network is open to anyone, regardless of field, language, institutional affiliation, or form of employment. Full-featured accounts are and will remain free for individual users; the network is sustained by the financial contributions of participating organizations.

How can it be used for scholarly communication?

Humanities Commons is an academy-owned and governed project, designed to serve the needs of scholars, writers, researchers, and students as they engage in teaching and research projects that benefit the larger community. Unlike other social and academic networks online, Humanities Commons is open-access, open-source, and nonprofit. It is focused on providing a space to discuss, share, and store cutting-edge research and innovative pedagogy—not on generating profits from users’ intellectual and personal data.

Getting started

You can create a Humanities Commons account for free and then take a look at the Getting Started Guide.

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