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Published onAug 02, 2019

Scalar is a multimedia authoring and publishing platform developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at University of Southern California. Scalar is designed for long-form, digital native scholarly research. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with text in a variety of ways with minimal technical expertise required. The platform also supports collaborative authoring workflows and reader commentary.

Basic Info:

Institutional host: USC, Alliance for Networking Visual Culture
Principal investigator: Tara McPherson
Contact: [email protected]
Lead developer: Craig Dietrich
Funding sources: Mellon, NEH
Development partners:
Partners: Shoah Foundation Institute, Critical Commons, the Hemispheric Institute’s Digital Video Library, and the Internet Archive, Getty Library, Duke University Press, MIT Press, NYU Press, Open Humanities Press, U. of California Press, U. of Michigan Press
Initial release: 2013
Version (as of June 2019): 2.5.2

Github (as of April 2019):

Language: PHP
License: ECL 2.0
Last commit: 2019-04-21
Contributors: 15

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