Pressible is a publishing platform and a network of sites with features that set it apart from other publishing solutions currently available to individuals and groups seeking an online publishing presence.
In mid-2008, the Library Management group asked that the Publishing & Design group to provide an effective platform for “social” publishing projects — a platform more accommodating for multimedia than the Library's Open Journal Systems installation, but without the customizations that a more custom platform requires (such as TCR's platform, Contentworks).
Beginning in October 2009, the Pressible project began as an exploration of WordPress
as a software solution. Some of our development goals were to:
- Create a networked, blog-like publishing solution for the TC community.
- Allow authors to publish to the web in a fast, intuitive, and powerful way.
- Make a highly templated system to make site administration easy.
- Experiment by hosting Pressible entirely in the cloud.
We adopted the WordPress platform and released a beta of Pressible in February 2010. During the spring, we proceeded to experiment with various design and technical configurations it until Pressible's public launch in June. Features like Re-posting and the Related Content links made good on our goals. In its current form, Pressible provides is a web-based utility for the College as well as an external audience.
Are you a member of the Teachers College community? Sign up for Pressible
today and begin your next big publishing project!
Learn more about ongoing development efforts here