Anthologize is a wonderful tool built by CUNY’s own Boone George (and others), during the NEH-sponsored “One Week, One Tool” workshop at the Center for History and New Media.

To quote Ryan Cordell‘s article on the plug-in: “Anthologize was developed as a way for scholars to easily publish blog content—from a personal research blog, a course blog, or scholarly group blog, or the like—in a number of formats:

Anthologize is a free, open-source, plugin that transforms WordPress 3.0 into a platform for publishing electronic texts. Grab posts from your WordPress blog, import feeds from external sites, or create new content directly within Anthologize. Then outline, order, and edit your work, crafting it into a single volume for export in several formats, including—in this release—PDF, ePUB, TEI.

For teachers who build their syllabi on WordPress, however, Anthologize also offers a way to easily collect the syllabus pages—for me that’s the “Course Description,” “Course Policies,” “Assignments,” and “Schedule” pages on the course site—and create a PDF. Just follow their guide to “compiling a project”, using the syllabus as the “project” and its sections as the “parts.” Drag the pages or posts from your website that you want included in the print syllabus into the correct order and then export the project to whatever formats you want. It’s very simple.”  (read the full-text here)

Using Anthologize is very simple, and we really cannot improve on the developers own guide, which you can find here.  We’ve copied the main page below for ease of use.  As always, contact us with any questions!


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