JISCPress is an installation of WordPress with the digress.it plugin. This is a JISC branded version of the successful WriteToReply site. This site has been produced as part of the JISCPress project, which also focused on developing the digress.it plugin.
The digress.it plugin enables commenting on a document at the paragraph level leading to very focused discussions and feedback. It also uses Open Calais to semantically tag documents and therefore enables detailed linking between the text of documents. For example, if a number of JISC project reports were added to the site, it would be possible to browse all the paragraphs of those reports that relate to a certain topic such as metadata.
The purpose of JISCPress is to make it easy to consult with people interested in JISC activities and to support detailed discussion on a variety of JISC documents and to explore the possibilities for navigating related topics within those documents.
The types of documents we are posting to JISCPress include:
- Project reports
- Research reports
- Consultation documents
- Funding documents
We are currently operating JISCPress on a trial basis, with a view to making it a fully fledged JISC service if the trial goes well.