Digital Humanities Initiative

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Digital Research Tools

TAPoR is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use.

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This Group’s Tools

Members of this group use 27 tools from TAPoR:

  • Balsamiq Mockups is a simple, flexible, and collaborative software for building wireframes for websites, apps, and other digital media. Users may purchase a desktop license or pay a monthly subscription fee for the web app. Free desktop software is available for classroom use.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Stephen RealShow all users
  • A text editor designed for use by software developers and web designers to edit, search, and manipulate text. BBEdit provides native support for several programming and scripting languages. Third party custom modules are available, created by users, to handle languages that are not supported in the native application.Features: Multi-file text searchingScriptingSyntax highlighting for ANSI C, C++, CSS, Fortran (through Fortran 95), HTML, Java, JavaScript, JSP, Object Pascal, Objective-C, Objective-C++, Perl, PHP, Python, Rez, Ruby, Setext, SQL, Tcl, Tex, UNIX shell scripts, XML and YAMLLearn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • Build responsive, mobile-first projects on the web with the world's most popular front-end component library.

    Bootstrap is an open source toolkit for developing with HTML, CSS, and JS. Quickly prototype your ideas or build your entire app with our Sass variables and mixins, responsive grid system, extensive prebuilt components, and powerful plugins built on jQuery.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Luke Waltzer (he/him/his)Show all users
  • BuddyPress is a variant of WordPress that includes social networking features.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Test StudentShow all users
  • Camtasia is Mac/Windows software for recording screencasts and editing video. Videos can be sent directly to YouTube or integrated with Google Drive. Camtasia is the high end of a suite of screen capture products. SnagIt is a cheaper alternative with fewer features. Jing, the most basic of the TechSmith screen capture products, is free.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Luke Waltzer (he/him/his)Show all users
  • Commentpress is an open source theme and plugin for Wordpress 3.3.1 or later designed to enable readers to contribute comments to each paragraph of a text and display those comments in the margins. Commentpress turns a text into a conversation, whether a blog or a fixed document such as an essay, book or article. It may also be used to add a gloss or annotations to a document. This tool is also available for BuddyPress and BP Group Blog.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Katina Rogers (she/her)Show all users
  • D3.js is a data visualization library by Mike Bostock, who is also the primary creator of Protovis, which D3 is designed to replace. There is a great introductory tutorial available from Luke Franci. It is one of many other tutorials linked to from Bostock's D3 wiki.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Michael MandibergShow all users
  • Dropbox is a file hosting service that includes cloud storage, personal cloud, file synchronization, and client software across multiple platforms. Dropbox allows users to create a folder on each of their computers where any type of file can be saved, synchronized, and made available across all computers. Contents of the Dropbox folder are also accessible via dropbox.com and mobile applications. Individual files and folders can be shared with other Dropbox users or made publicly accessible.Dropbox for Business is a paid service targeting organizations by providing administrative controls and auditing functionality while allowing users to create a work account that is completely separate from their personal account but the two are viewable side by side.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • Drupal is an extremely flexible general content management system with numerous plugins that provide scholar-oriented functionality.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Katina Rogers (she/her)Show all users
  • Microsoft Excel is spreadsheet software with calculation, graphing tools, and pivot table options for analyzing data. A cloud-hosted version is available as part of Office 365.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • GitHub is a web-based repository service which offers the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of GIT with a graphical user interface, desktop, and mobile integration. It also provides collaboration tools such as access control, wikis, task management, code review, bug tracking, and feature requests. It offers free accounts, often used to host opensource software projects, and private (paid) repositories. Projects on GitHub can be accessed and manipulated using the git command-line interface and all of the standard git commands work with it. GitHub also allows registered and non-registered users to browse public repositories on the site. Multiple desktop clients have also been created by GitHub and other third parties which integrate with the platform.GitHub is mainly used for code but can also be used for non-code files, it supports the following formats and features: 3D render files Photoshop's native PSD format can be previewed and compared to previous versions of the same file.Nested task-listsDocumentation and wikisSmall websites can be hosted from public repositories on GitHub. The URL format is http://projectname.github.io.Issue tracking (including feature requests)Visualization of geospatial dataGantt charts GitHub is a heavily used in the opensource development community but does not require hosted projects to meet the definition of Open Source.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • Google Docs is an online environment for editing and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, drawings, and tables. Google Docs documents can be public or private, or shared with anyone with a Google account, e-mailed, or downloaded in various formats, including conversions to PDF and other formats not identical to the original or to the proprietary format used at creation. Designated people with whom items are shared can be given permission to comment or edit the files, thus providing a quick way to collaborate on creating and editing documents and presentations.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • Available as a web-based service and as an app for iOS, Mac, PC, and Android, Google Drive allows users to create, store, edit, and share files across all their devices. Online and offline file access available. Requires a Google account for use, but allows files from Drive to be shared with non-Google users. Drive allows users to upload, store, and share any type of file (e.g., JPEG, MP4, JS, INDD, AI). The majority can be previewed, and many can be edited within Drive. Some files (e.g., DOCX, XLSX, PPTX) can be converted into compatible file types for editing, commenting, and more. Drive is the platform for Google Sheets, Docs, Slides, and many other approved applications. Files saved in Drive sync to all other devices, with an activity monitor that can be useful for version control (see what edits have been made and when, and revert back to previous instances if needed). Offers both free and paid accounts, priced by data capacity: 15 GB (free), 100 GB ($1.99/month), 1 TB ($9.99/month), 10 TB ($99.99/month), 20 TB ($199.99/month), 30 TB ($299.99/month). Teams with more than five people can purchase unlimited storage for $10/user/month.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • JavaScript, often abbreviated as JS, is a high-level, interpreted programming language. It is a language which is also characterized as dynamic, weakly typed, prototype-based and multi-paradigm.

    Alongside HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core technologies of the World Wide Web. JavaScript enables interactive web pages and thus is an essential part of web applications. The vast majority of websites use it, and all major web browsers have a dedicated JavaScript engine to execute it.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Michael MandibergShow all users
  • Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • A software application that enables relational databases to be created, managed and queried. The database management system enables multiple users to access a database through an appropriate interface. As an open source tool, MySQL underpins a number of free software projects, such as WordPress, phpBB and other software built on a LAMP infrastructure. Although widely used, there are a number of performance issues that limit its use in some environments. For example, it is unable to use multiple CPU cores to process a single query, potentially limiting its use as a data warehouse.Features: X/Open XA distributed transaction processing (DTP) supportConnector/ODBC enables connection to a MySQL server using the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) APIConnector/NET enables developers to create .NET applications that use data stored in a MySQL databaseLearn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • Omeka is a content management system designed for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.Omeka falls at a crossroads of Web Content Management, Collections Management, and Archival Digital Collections Systems. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. It brings Web 2.0 technologies and approaches to academic and cultural websites to foster user interaction and participation. It makes top-shelf design easy with a simple and flexible templating system. Its robust open-source developer and user communities underwrite Omeka‚Äôs stability and sustainability.Omeka allows users to publish cultural heritage objects, extend its functionality with themes and plugins, and curate online exhibits with digital objects.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Felix Bayode OkeShow all users
  • Omeka.net provides a web-publishing platform to curate collections and create exhibitions of digitized content. Omeka.net has grown out of the Omeka project. Omeka.net provides some of the same functionality as Omeka, but does not require the user to provide hosting or to maintain their installation in any way. However, use of Omeka.net limits customization, and hosting more than 500MB of content requires a paid account. Objects in the collection can be cataloged with Dublin core metadata fields and georeferenced for display on a map. Omeka.net includes several plugins, including COinS (which makes objects in Omeka accessible to citations management software, like Zotero), HTML5 Media (to play audio and video), and Library of Congress Suggest (which will auto-populate fields with LoC authority and subject headings).Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Jeff AllredShow all users
  • OmniGraffle is a comprehensive diagramming and drawing application. Drag and drop to create wireframes, flow charts, network diagrams, UI mockups, family trees, office layouts, etc.. Upgrading to OmniGraffle Pro adds Visio support, shared layers, presentation mode, object-geometry controls, AppleScript and Actions support and more.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Samantha RaddatzShow all users
  • Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Originally developed for text manipulation, it is now used for a wide range of tasks including graphics programming, system administration, network programming, applications that require database access and CGI programming on the Web.

    Features:

    - C, shell scripting (sh), AWK, and sed

    - Powerful text processing facilities

    - Flexibility and adaptability

    -Support for multiple programming paradigms

    -Reference counting memory managementLearn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Scott Voth (he/him/his)Show all users
  • Share a project action board in real time, see milestones and upcoming goals. Easy-to-use features allows for edits in the project timeline, and the tracker predicts timeline for next goal achievement based on previously entered data. You can create individual project lines, or stories, that come together to create an epic, or larger project. There are charts showing your historical trends and anything else you'd like to monitor. This tool works with various other apps, listed here: http://www.pivotaltracker.com/community/app-bazaarLearn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Luke Waltzer (he/him/his)Show all users
  • Content curation and topic discovery website based primarily on publishers the user follows through social media.Upon signing up, users are asked to select a number of topics that fall within their fields of interest. Relevant content is shown in a vertical feed. Users have the option to recommend, comment, share, remove the content from their feed, or save it. Prismatic "learns" from your behaviour which topics and publishers are of most interest to you. They say the more people who use it the better it gets, as recommendations figure greatly into popularity rankings. There are no human editors, just algorithms.Promoted features include connecting with communities who share your interests, learning from users who work in your field, the ability to share your discoveries with friends, and taking a "deep dive on any topic."According to Aria Haghighi, one of the founders "...we have an architecture similar to a search engine: polling and crawling the open web and activity on social networks." A 2013 article on Slate.com refers to Prismatic as "the world's smartest news reader". It's a good addition to other search and curation tools such as Google Alerts and saved Twitter hashtag searches. It aims to be better than the rest through use of parameters that are not static; it adjusts to your preferences as well as trending content on other social media sites.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Samantha RaddatzShow all users
  • Slack is a team-based communication and archiving platform. It allows for both synchronous and asynchronous communications, channels for managing specific streams, full user management and integration with a wide variety of social media and storage providers. It is free for limited (rather generous) use and provides one the best means to allow for individual communication patterns within a managed project to be facilitated. Allowing for the quick and informal communications, hashtagged for quick scanning and searching as well as targeted messaging makes it a very compelling project tool. The addition of specific mobile clients with notifications makes it a very effective project management tool.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • Simple screencasting and image capture tool. SnagIt is part of TechSmith's family of screen capture and video editing products. Jing offers fewer features, but is a free alternative. Camtasia is the most fully featured of the products, but also the most expensive.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Greg GosselinShow all users
  • Tableau Public is a free data visualization tool aimed at online publishers and academics. It can be used to create an interactive visualization, and also enables users to publish it to the web as an embed or share it via a link. Users must download the desktop interface, and all projects created through the system are saved remotely to the Tableau Public server rather than to the user's local machine. It is availabe for both Windows and OS X, and has a visual interface with a simple drag and drop process.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • Twitter allows users to send 140-character messages. There is a thriving digital humanities community of Twitter users. This tool is great for communicating and sharing ideas, micro-blogging, real-time communication. You can follow tweets about digital humanities https://twitter.com/hashtag/digitalhumanities.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Elizabeth RosalenShow all users
  • Zotero is a free tool that collects, manages and cites research sources. It stays on your web browser where you do your work and it's easy to use. It's being downloaded as a firefox extension, used with the chrome and safari browsers or used as a standalone tool. It allows you to attach pdfs, notes and images to your citations, organise them into easily searchable collections for different projects, and open office using any of over 2800 citation styles. references can be added to a zotero library in many different ways: directly from databases, journal websites, google scholar or the library catalogue, by referencing file import ( for example from an Endnote library), by dragging in pdfs from your hard drive, and by entering them manually.Learn more on tapor.ca

    Used by group member Felix Bayode OkeShow all users
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