Scalar is an open-source, authoring/publishing tool designed by Alliance for Networking Visual Culture (ANVC) (based at the University of Southern California) in association with Vectors and IML, and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Scalar makes it easy for researchers to publish long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways. Minimal technical expertise is required.
Scalar gives faculty and students tools to structure essays and book-length works in ways that take advantage of the unique capabilities of digital writing, including nested, recursive, and non-linear formats. The platform also supports collaborative authoring and reader commentary, as well as the ability to visualize data, add metadata, annotate images, audio, video, and text (of course).
For a one-on-one tutorial, or to schedule a brief introduction in your class, please contact Shawn Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org).