NYU and the Collaborative Book

Riffing on the collaboration note in Simon’s post on Shirkey’s new book, the Library of NYU has just announced a new partnership with the Institute for the Future of the Book

The partnership will support, as their first project, new tools to advance the potential of the MediaCommons, which is an ongoing experiment in the potential of the internet to facilitate better scholarship.

One of the Institute’s most accessible inventions is the CommentPress, a WordPress extention that allows for paragraph-level comments on blog posts, reviving for the internet the traditional practice of creating marginalia.


  1. Really interesting post, Michael. Thanks.

    I’m keen to experiment with CommentPress once it gets a bit more solid. And I love the way the illustration site on Gaming is set up with stacked cards: