Twelve scholars joined forces last week and in seven days created a new blog-to-book publishing tool known as Anthologize. This was accomplished as part of the innovative One Week, One Tool program, which "aims to teach participants how to build an open source digital tool for humanities scholarship by actually building a tool, from inception to launch, in a week." Unlike Blurb or Lulu, Anthologize is designed as an easy-to-use WordPress plugin. From Alexis Madrigal's post in The Atlantic:
Anthologize is a Wordpress plugin that allows scholars, conference organizers, and bloggers to create eBooks out of websites. Its creators imagine it could be used by researchers to "sketch ideas, collaborate with co-authors, edit and develop research notes into arguments, publish conference proceedings, and engage in public scholarly communication without the typical barriers." Or perhaps teachers will turn their class blogs into custom publications.