Digital Humanities Initiative

Public Group active 2 weeks, 6 days ago

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 17 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)Show 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)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

  • 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
  • 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 Christopher SteinShow 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 Christopher SteinShow 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 Allred (he/him/his)Show 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)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)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
  • 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