OpenScholar, an open source website-publishing system specifically for higher education, has publicly separated from Harvard University to become a private company. The website creation service is already used by more than 75 institutions, not counting the 9,000 sites within Harvard itself, where it was developed.
OpenScholar 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 8 years of development, founding team says Ivy League website building software can now empower every university's online brand.
OpenScholar, an open source, website-publishing solution for higher education, today announced it has lifted out of Harvard University and is now a private company, OpenScholar LLC http://theopenscholar.com/home.
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).
Drupal OpenScholar is a Drupal distribution for academics and although it's on D7, top schools are using it (and for good reasons). We previously wrote about why Drupal is the CMS of choice for Higher Ed and the various features it provides specifically for college and university websites. Now I'll go into the distribution that makes this success possible, exploring the reasons why top schools the world over turn to Drupal.