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Scalar: An Introduction

Using the Scalar publishing platform.

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Resources for Using Scalar

About Scalar

Scalar is a open source, web-based publishing software from the University of Southern California's Alliance for Networking Visual Culture that allows you to create networked, multi-media online publications.

Scalar's unique structure is based on a non-linear format that allows for flexible interactivity in the author's construction of each page. This research guide will show you how to begin building a Scalar "book' and how to best use its features to create an online platform for your project research.

For more resources, see our Digital Humanities Guide.  If you have questions or would like to discuss Scalar or other digital humanities resources and topics, please contact Kathleen Kasten, Head of Humanities & Social Sciences, at