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Consolidarity is a free digital DIY guide for a better life. Touching various aspects of our lives like love and relationship, self esteem and confidence building.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 18 Jun 2017

HEURIST is an extremely flexible data management system designed specifically for Humanities data - see http://HeuristNetwork.org. It is available as a free web service for researchers (hosted at the University of Sydney Data Centre) or for local installation (Open Source). Any confident researcher can design, create, manage, analyse, visualise and publish their own richly-structured database(s) through a simple web interface, without programmers or consultants. Quite complex databases can be built in a few hours through borrowing structures and vocabularies published by other users. Databases can be designed and built incrementally, as existing data are not affected by changes in structure. Advanced features include record linking, drilldown facet searches, rule-based queries, custom reports, linked map-timelines, network visualisation, normalised spreadsheet import, crosstabulation, XML feeds, XSLT transforms.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 31 Mar 2017

Mercury Amira is a multifaceted tool that allows for integration, manipulation, and visualisation of large sets of data. Automatic and interactive segmentation tools support processing of 3D image data.
Features:

  • One platform for visualizing, analyzing and presenting
  • Very large data sets are easily accessible with specific readers
  • C++ coding wizard for technical extension and customization
Last updated: 13 Jul 2016

Viewshare is a free web application for creating interfaces and visualizations of cultural heritage collections. It can create interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds, histograms, and image galleries. The intended users of Viewshare are individuals managing and creating access to digital collections of cultural heritage materials. Viewshare is offered as a software as a service (SaaS), email ndiippaccess@loc.gov to request a free account.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

SepiaTown is a cultural history project that aims to provide a window to the past by merging photography, geography, and technology, by acting as a forum for institutions and individuals to share and map historical images.

Once they have signed up, users may upload historic images to the site individually or in batches. Each image is given a title, description and keywords, as well as a spatial location represented by a marker on a map.

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Online Digital Asset Management (DAM) and collaboration platform for business use. Offers user management, custom branding and password-protected folders.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

MapTiler allows efficient and fast multi-core paralellized rendering of raster geodata (TIFF/GeoTIFF, MrSID, ECW, JPEG2000, Erdas HFA, NOAA BSB/KAP, Ozi Explorer OZF2/OZFx3, JPEG, GIF, PNG and more…) into map tiles suitable for Google Maps API mashups (OpenStreetMap, Microsoft Bing, MapQuest, MapBox, Google Earth; MBTiles format is supported), native mobile applications (iPhone/iPad/Android) with Apple MapKit, RouteMe or OSMDroid.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 12 Aug 2015

Zoom feature for high resolution images to be embedded in websites.
Hosted website for online exhibitions of uploaded images, text video and sound.
Metadata management for digitised items.
Clear interface allows for searches and comparisons.
Free to use but one must apply for an invitation.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 16 Jul 2015

Snapzen is a browser tool that is used to collaborate with others about the information on any web page - right from your browser.

Discuss information on web pages with your colleagues, friends or family. It is easy to collaborate with others because they see exactly what you see on the web pages.

If you still use copy and paste, screenshot tools, email or chat to discuss web pages, Snapzen will show you a better way.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 15 Jun 2015

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.

Code license: GNU Affero GPL
Last updated: 24 May 2015

Users can upload photos and organize them into albums, and they can search photos that have been posted in public albums and filter the results by license (any Creative Commons license, licenses that allow commercial use, licenses that allow remixing).

Last updated: 18 May 2015

MDID is software for teaching and learning with digital images, with tools for discovering, aggregating, and presenting digital media in a variety of learning spaces.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 8 May 2015

Gallery is an open source web-based photo album organizer that enables the integration of albums into websites. The newest edition includes video and audio sharing.

Last updated: 8 May 2015

A collection of free-to-download 3D models that have been designed using Google SketchUp.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

"The Virtual Lightbox for Museums and Archives (VLMA) is an educational tool for collecting and reusing in a structured fashion the online contents of museums and archives with visual components. With VLMA, you can browse and search collections, construct personal collections, export these collections to xml or Impress presentation format, annotate them, and share your collections with other VLMA users."

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Virtual Lightbox enables online image comparison, with features like an image-centric whiteboard. There are two versions, application and applet, which have different functionalities.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A digital asset management system for the storage, management and delivery of raster images, audiovisual content, documents and other digital asset types. The software provides limited eCommerce functionality for use by institutions that wish to use the system to sell digital products. It may be installed in-house on a Windows/Linux/Unix system or hosted on a system operated by the developers.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Adobe Bridge is a media management application used for organizing, browsing, locating, and viewing creative assets. It was provided as a part of the Adobe Creative Suite, beginning with CS2, and is now in version CS5

Features:

  • Tightly integrated with other Adobe suite software (except for the standalone version of Adobe Acrobat 8)
  • Extensible through use of Javascript
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Digilib is a web based client/server technology for images. The image content is processed on-the-fly by a Java Servlet on the server side so that only the visible portion of the image is sent to the web browser on the client side. It supports a wide range of image formats and viewing options on the server side while only requiring an internet browser with javascript and a low bandwidth internet connection on the client side.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

LiveShare allows you to create photo streams, invite friends to add their photos, and share your photo stream online. Available for iPhone and Android.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Search Flickr for photos, sort according to license types. Contains commercial as well as Creative Commons licensed photos.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Archivematica is a digital preservation system that is designed to maintain standards-based, long-term access to collections of digital objects. It uses a micro-services design pattern to provide an integrated suite of software tools that allows users to process digital objects from ingest to access in compliance with the ISO-OAIS functional model. Users monitor and control the micro-services via a web-based dashboard. Archivematica uses METS, PREMIS, Dublin Core and other best practice metadata standards.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Mediathread is an open-source platform for exploration, analysis, and organization of web-based multimedia content. It interoperates with a variety of image and video collections (such as YouTube, Flickr, library databases, and course libraries), enabling users to lift items out of these collections and into a scholarly analysis environment. In Mediathread, items can then be clipped, annotated, organized, and embedded into compositions and other written analysis.

Code license: GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

LitBlitz is free beta Chrome extension that aims to improve how students and researchers manage their notes for literature reviews, assignment research and more by simplifying pdf management, allowing capture and annotation of document snippets


LitBlitz v1.0 is currently available as a Google Chrome extension.

LitBlitz, while still available on the Google Chrome store no longer appears to be under development, and the company url redirects to a Japanese language web page.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Artifex Press is a publishing and technology company that digitally publishes catalogues raisonnés, a comprehensive, annotated documentation of all of the known artworks by an artists. They have developed a proprietary, patented software platform and a dedicated publishing program in order to create digital catalogues raisonnés. They offer both their own digital catalogues raisonnés and the ability to licence the software to produce your own projects.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A marketing technology company offering cloud-based digital asset management that facilitates finding/organizing/sharing images, and media files (video, etc.) Although pricing is custom built based on required features and users, they do offer discounts for non-profit and education institutions.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
Code license: GNU Affero GPL v.3
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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