One of our librarians here (thanks, John Russell) sent me this message, that I thought I’d share with you:
“One of the things that came to mind during the meeting today was how anthropologists have tried to create interactive, scholarly communities:
Open Anthropology Cooperative: http://openanthcoop.ning.com/
So they use ning to create a discussion arena, a place for book reviews, other publishing options … it’s become a fairly robust community.
My other thought was the Anthropology of the Contemporary Collaboratory: (mostly Paul Rabinow with about 4 or 5 others and seems to be less robust than it was a year ago):
This, from what I recall, is WordPress with a few mods.”