Digital Humanities Tools
Delicious is a Social Bookmarking service, whereby one may save bookmarks online, share them with others, and see what other people are bookmarking.
Diigo is two services in one --a research/collaborative research tool, and a knowledge-sharing community/social content site.
Twitter is a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens-from breaking world news to updates from friends.
Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
"WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it."
Open Source Software
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join.
Kuali is a growing community of universities, colleges, businesses, and other organizations that have partnered to build and sustain open-source administrative software for higher eduction, by higher education. Kuali software is released under the Educational Community License.
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
PhiloMine is a "drop-in" extension to current releases of PhiloLogic, to support a variety of machine learning, text mining, and document clustering tasks. It is designed to work with databases currently loaded under PhiloLogic without further modification. Like PhiloLogic, PhiloMine is a Free Software implementation designed to support research and development activities at the ARTFL Project and the Digital Library Developement Center and the at the University of Chicago.
Microsoft Silverlight helps you create rich web applications that run on Mac OS, Windows, and Linux, providing a new level of engaging, rich, safe, secure, and scalable cross-platform experience.
The Software Environment for the Advancement of Scholarly Research (SEASR), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides a research and development environment capable of powering leading-edge digital humanities initiatives.
Sophie 2.0 is open source software for writing, reading and visualizing rich media documents in an interactive, networked environment. The program emerged from the desire to create an easy-to-use application that would allow authors to combine text, images, video, and sound quickly and simply, but with precision and sophistication. Sophie's users are interested in creating robust, elegant, networked, texts and multimedia works without having programming knowledge or training in the use of more complex and costly tools such as Flash.Sophie 2.0 was initially designed and developed by the Institute for the Future of the Book. In 2008, the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts assumed sponsorship of Sophie 2.0 and, with a generous grant from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is significantly revising and improving a new 2.0 version to be released in the Fall of 2009. The Sophie 2.0 Project is being developed by Astea Solutions AD and additional contributors using a Java code base contributed to the project by Astea Solutions.
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form. Its chief deliverable is a set of Guidelines which specify encoding methods for machine-readable texts, chiefly in the humanities, social sciences and linguistics. Since 1994, the TEI Guidelines have been widely used by libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars to present texts for online research, teaching, and preservation. In addition to the Guidelines themselves, the Consortium provides a variety of supporting resources, including resources for learning TEI, information on projects using the TEI, TEI-related publications, and software developed for or adapted to the TEI.
An open source, free web application and collaborative space that utilizes the search behaviors of the users to determine the value of various bibliographic resources.
Founded as the Environmental Systems Research Institute, ESRI is built on the philosophy that a geographic approach to problem solving ensures better communication and collaboration. Geographic information system (GIS) technology leverages this geographic insight to address social, economic, business, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global scales.
The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work-researching, writing, and publishing-of a historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paints a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history and that is available to scholars, teachers, and the general public in our online database.
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research, and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research.
PhiloLogic™ is the primary full-text search, retrieval and analysis tool developed by the ARTFL Project and the Digital Library Development Center (DLDC) at the University of Chicago. This is a Free Software implementation of PhiloLogic for large TEI-Lite document collections. The wide array of XML data specifications and the recent deployment of basic XML processing tools provides an important opportunity for the collaborative development of higher-level, interoperable tools for Humanities Computing applications. The sophistication and power of the TEI-XML encoding specification supports the development of extremely rich textual data representations.
WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.
Connotea: Free online reference management for clinicians and scientists.
"Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work-in the web browser itself."
MONK is a digital environment designed to help humanities scholars discover and analyze patterns in the texts they study. The MONK project has been generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, from 2007-2009, and InCommon integration has been supported in 2009 by the CIC Library Directors. All code produced by the project is open source. MONK has a publicly available instance with texts contributed by Indiana University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, and Martin Mueller at Northwestern University.
Discovering and Illustrating Patterns in Data: Blog editor who "enjoys discovering the patterns in the apparent chaos of real life data and exploring new techniques for communicating in a visually compelling manner." Includes analytical project results, reviews of tools or techniques, and links to related resources.
Different than statistical or quantitative software, which analyze data using numbers, QSR software helps you to access, manage, shape and analyze detailed textual, audio and visual information. The NVivo 8 software product allows you to import, sort and analyze audio files, videos, digital photos, Word, PDF, rich text and plain text documents.
Wolfram|Alpha's long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Today's Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project. Enter your question or calculation and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and a growing collection of data to compute the answer.
Course Support & Development
An international not-for-profit community arts organization rooted in the craft of personal storytelling. We assist youth and adults around the world in using media tools to share, record, and value stories from their lives, in ways that promote artistic expression, health and well being, and justice.
Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. Moodle.org is our community site where Moodle is made and discussed. Please explore and join in!
"Multimedia authoring for peanuts." "Pachyderm is an easy-to-use multimedia authoring tool. Designed for people with little multimedia experience, Pachyderm is accessed through a web browser and is as easy to use as filling out a web form. Authors upload their own media (images, audio clips, and short video segments) and place them into pre-designed templates, which can play video and audio, link to other templates, zoom in on images, and more. Once the templates have been completed and linked together, the presentation is published and can then be downloaded and placed on the authorâs website or on a CD or DVD ROM. Authors may also leave their presentations on the Pachyderm server and link directly to them there. The result is an attractive, interactive Flash-based multimedia presentation."
Prezi is "a living presentation tool"... visualization and storytelling without slides.
The Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment is developed by a community that strives to enable exceptional teaching, learning and research. Sakai collaborators - ranging from educators to engineers - share in their successes and challenges, honing the community's collective expertise to drive rapid development of this enterprise-ready platform. While Sakai is typically used for teaching and learning (similar to products like Blackboard and Moodle) we call it a Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) because it embraces uses beyond the classroom. Sakai is distributed as free and open source software under the Educational Community License.
The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is an Open Source project based at Tufts University. The VUE project is focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research. VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information.
WISE, the Willamette Instructional Support Environment, is a learning and collaboration system that provides course sites for official university courses and project sites for committee work, student organizations, collaborative research projects and other university-related activities.
Theora is a free and open video compression format from the Xiph.org Foundation. Like all our multimedia technology it can be used to distribute film and video online and on disc without the licensing and royalty fees or vendor lock-in associated with other formats. Theora scales from postage stamp to HD resolution, and is considered particularly competitive at low bitrates. It is in the same class as MPEG-4/DiVX, and like the Vorbis audio codec it has lots of room for improvement as encoder technology develops. Theora is in full public release as of November 3, 2008.
UNESCO : For Young Creators. A selection of free editing software for use in creative projects. Tools for editing audio, images and web pages.