Our Mission

To provide a direct conduit between creators and consumers of knowledge, through simple and easy-to-use publishing technology.

We make it easy for research institutions and their faculty to have professional, research-centric websites, and to bring their ideas to the world.

 

 

What we do

We offer a fully bundled SaaS offering of OpenScholar software coupled with end-to-end services: hosting, training, theming & full help desk support.

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Our Story

In 2017, the OpenScholar team lifted out of Harvard University and became OpenScholar LLC.

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Our Team

We focus on optimizing online branding and increasing your visibility. We help you bring your best ideas to the world.

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Leveraging Website Analytics To Increase Enrollment

OpenScholar allows schools to easily provide websites to their community. Because each school's websites are on a dedicated installation of OpenScholar, we are able to provide in-depth look into analytics across all sites via a Dashboard area.

OpenScholar Dashboard
 

Below is a snapshot from Harvard University’s OpenScholar dashboard.

Elements provided on the dashboard are pulled in from a global google analytics property and this dashboard is updated in real time...

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Top 5 Things All Faculty Websites Must Have

Faculty websites must be current, easy to navigate and also compelling. OpenScholar makes super easy for faculty to achieve this and we've compiled this list of 5 must have items for any faculty website:

  1. A professional looking photo or photography to your website
    There are many ways to add photography like a simple headshot in the body of a page or sidebar. Creating a slideshow of interesting work to display on your home page is a great way to keep your website...
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When is it better to keep something in-house, and when to outsource?


We came across this fantastic article last week. In the article, authors David J. Hinson and Rajiv Shenoy perfectly explain a few key messages around using internal IT department resources and staff to drive strategic initiatives and outsourcing technology that needn’t happen in house.  

They answer the question:

“When is it better to keep something in-house,...

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Reduce Your Website Platforms


Streamline your web publishing tools using OpenScholar
 

Most schools that we engage with have the same problem… they are either offering too many options for website creation OR they don’t have a solution and everyone is doing it on their own.

Negatives of too many website building tools include:
 

  1. The community is underserved
    By providing too many tools, it’s difficult for users to decide which platform...

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  • Join Harvard, Rice, Broad Institute & More

    "…thats what I like about it most….we were able to set up a project website in less than a day."

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    Alyssa Goodman Harvard University Professor

    "...because OpenScholar is easy to use, I can get the staff trained very easily to maintain the content of their websites quickly."

OpenScholar in the press