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August 4, 2010 in The China Beat


Copyright August 4, 2010. Used by permission.


We wanted to alert readers who are fellow WordPress users to the arrival of a cool new WordPress plugin that has just been unveiled. Anthologize is the product of the “One Week | One Tool” program, a summer institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and held at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The plugin — conceived, developed, and released in just one week! — enables bloggers to grab online content, edit and organize it, and produce an electronic book. Read more about Anthologize, and some ideas about how it can enhance your blogging experience, at The Atlantic and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Here at China Beat, we’re looking forward to playing around with Anthologize in the coming weeks, and will let you know how our experiments go. We’re also proud that a longtime friend of the blog, Jana Remy, was one of the 12 “One Week | One Tool” team members. Jana is a UC Irvine grad student and the force behind Making History Podcast; she helped us out a lot this year by recording and editing two podcasts for us (find them at our “Media” page), and was also the one-woman focus group who assured us that The China Beat was the right name for this blog. Her excitement about Anthologize is infectious, and we hope that many China Beat readers/bloggers will catch the bug.