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Adobe Illustrator is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animators, and video professionals. Adobe Creative Suite products, including Illustrator, have recently moved to a subscription based service model. Adobe Illustrator CS6 was the last version released on disk. Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud is now available starting at $19.99/month.

Features of Adobe Illustrator CC include:

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Altmetric Explorer is a powerful web app that allows you to track the conversations around scientific articles online. Altmetric collects and analyzes hundreds of thousands of postings about tens of thousands of articles and datasets each month. It makes this data available to end users through an intuitive user interface and to developers through an API.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Annotum is an open-source, open-process, open-access scholarly authoring and publishing platform based on WordPress.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Anthologize is a WordPress plugin that allows users to outline, order, and edit content into a single volume that can be exported as PDF, TEI or epub.

Last updated: 22 May 2015

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 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

Blogger is simple blog publishing software owned by Google.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Classical Text Editor was designed to enable scholars working on a critical edition or on a text with commentary or translation to prepare a camera-ready copy or electronic publication without bothering much about making up and page proofs. Its features, formed in continuous discussion with editors using the program, meet the practical needs of the scholar concerning text constitution, entries to different apparatus and updating them when the text has been changed, as well as creating and redefining sigla.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Commentpress is a theme and plugin for WordPress that enables granular public commenting on texts.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 6 Apr 2015

ConfTool is a conference management system that helps users register participants, submit and review contributions, and schedule the conference program. Non-commercial events with less than 150 participants can request a free license. The paid ConfTool Pro version includes additional features like bidding for reviews, assignment to reviewers based on biddings and topics, paper downloading by reviewers, bulk mailing, and data export.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The DataTank is an open source tool that publishes data, stored in text-based files (e.g., CSV, XML, JSON) or in binary structures (e.g., SHP files, relational databases). The DataTank reads data from these structures and publishes them to the web using a URI as an identifier, providing these data in any format a user wants regardless of the original data structure. The DataTank requires a server with Apache2 or Nginx, mod rewrite enabled, PHP 5.4 or higher, Git, any database supported by Laravel 4.

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Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Dataverse Network is an application to publish, share, reference, extract and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows to replicate others work. Researchers and data authors get credit, publishers and distributors get credit, affiliated institutions get credit.

Code license: Apache License, Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories. It is free and easy to install "out of the box" and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization.

DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets. DSpace has an active community of developers and is used by thousands of institutions worldwide.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Durationator is a web-based tool which seeks to make the past usable one query at a time by providing legal information regarding the copyright term of any given cultural work.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

With ediarum researchers can comfortably transcribe, encode and edit manuscripts in TEI-XML, as well as publish their results in an online or print edition. The solution, developed by TELOTA, is based on three software components: exist-db, Oxygen XML Author, and ConTeXt. These are combined, supplemented with additional functions, and tailored to fit a project's needs.

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

Edublogs is an educational blogging service for teachers and students to create, manage, and publish on their own WordPress sites. Provides cloud hosting and a simplified interface, as well as additional account options at the university level.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A digital repository software package that may be used to accept, manage and publish digital objects. It is widely used in academia as a system to manage academic research papers, electronic theses and other distinct digital resources. EPrints offers an extensible plug-in architecture, enabling data processing activities to be tailored to the requirements of the institution.

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Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 1 May 2015
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Figshare is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. All file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models. Users of the site maintain full control over the management of their research whilst benefiting from global access, version control and secure backups in the cloud.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 1 May 2015

Created by musicians for musicians, Forte is a unique and easy to use score writing software for everyday musicians, teachers and choir leaders. If you are looking for a tool that fits your needs, is easy to use and affordable. The website also offers free sheet music to get you started.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 25 Jun 2015

Ghost is a free, open source publishing platform. Also available as a hosted service for a monthly subscription cost.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Global Translator automatically translates WordPress sites into a variety of user-chosen languages, using one of four translation engines (Google Translation Engine, Babel Fish, Promt, FreeTranslations).

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 1 May 2015

Google Scholar Citations lets you track citations to your publications, check who is citing your publications, graph your citations over time, compute citation metrics, and view publications by colleagues.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

HEURIST is a database management system designed specifically for Humanities data. Any confident researcher can design, create, manage, analyse and publish their own richly-structured database(s) through a simple web interface, without programmers or consultants. They can get started with the free online service hosted by the University of Sydney Data Centre to build a new database in minutes and a complete application in hours.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 23 Mar 2015

Integrated Content Environment (ICE) was an open source project of the Learning Resources Development (LRD) unit at the University of Southern Queensland. The content management system allowed users to convert content authored in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.org Writer into self-contained course websites using the IMS format.

The ICE authoring environment enabled:

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

iShowU is publishing and recording software for Mac. It enables you to record audio and video on your screen, capture full screen shots, and program recording settings.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Web-based service to keep track of the status of your writing submissions

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Jing allows you to take screenshots, record screencasts, and instantly share information. Jing is the low end of a suite of screen capture products. SnagIt provides a few extra features (such as saving videos in formats other than SWF) for a small fee. Camtasia is at the high end, with full video editing capabilities.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Joomla is an open source content management system (CMS), enabling users to build websites and applications.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The LC Newspaper Viewer is an open-source web application that understands how to model newspaper data created according to a set of technical guidelines, with the goal of publishing an online archive like Chronicling America.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A simple and easy tool for creating EPUB, MOBI, and other ebook formats.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

LiveJournal is a community publishing platform, with features characteristic of both blogging and social networking platforms. The site is longstanding, originally established in 1999 as a blogging platform and online community built around personal journals. Today comprises more than 50 million journals, with topical focuses such as politics, entertainment, fashion, literature, and design.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 2 May 2015

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

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).

Code license: Open source, BSD
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Open Attribute is a suite of tools that makes it simple for anyone to copy and paste the correct attribution for any CC licensed work. These tools will query the metadata around a CC-licensed object and produce a properly formatted attribution that users can copy and paste wherever they need to.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Open Conference Systems (OCS) is a free Web publishing tool that can create a complete Web presence for scholarly conferences. It is a highly flexible management and publishing system that can be downloaded for free and installed on a local Web server. It has been designed to reduce the time and energy devoted to the clerical and managerial tasks associated with managing a conference, while improving the record-keeping and efficiency of editorial processes.

Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system. Public Knowledge Project (the sponsor of OJS) is a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing

Code license: GNU GPL
Last updated: 10 Aug 2015

The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source tool designed to help researchers manage the entire research workflow: planning, execution, reporting, archiving and discovery. It is part collaboration software and part version control system. The OSF can be used to manage individual projects or large collaborative ones. Privacy and sharing settings allow for fine-grained control over access to files and materials stored on the platform - share privately with collaborators or publicly with the community at large.

Code license: Apache License
Last updated: 14 Jun 2015

OpenETD is an open source, web-based software application for managing the submission, approval, and distribution of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Open peer review tool for items in Mendeley. Offers a method to monitor all feedback on scientific work for authors and allows others to review work. A watchlist feed keeps track of mentions and reviews of papers you're interested in.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Participad is a WordPress plugin that allows multiple people to edit the same WP content at the same time. Powered by Etherpad Lite, Participad gives you: notepads for collaborative notetaking; synchronous authoring of any content in the WordPress Dashboard; front-end editing. You can download it from the WordPress plugin repository.

Participad has three modules:

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

NOTE: this platform is closing down on April 30, 2013 and will no longer be available.

Posterous Spaces is an online sharing platform where users can publish content via a web interface, by email, or by using a mobile app.

Last updated: 9 May 2015

PressBooks lets you and your team easily author and output books in multiple formats including: epub, Kindle, print-on-demand-ready PDF, HTML, and inDesign-ready XML.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them.

Last updated: 19 May 2015

Pro Tools is audio creation and production software. With Pro Tools it is possible to compose, record, edit, and mix music or sound for pictures and video with out havingto use a variety of software.
Features:

  • over 70 groundbreaking virtual instruments, effects, and utility plug-ins
  • over 8 GB of audio loops
  • view, edit, arrange and print MIDI data as music notation
  • Supports files up to 4 GB
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the statistics.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

QuarkXPress desktop publishing software is commonly used to create page layouts for a variety of print publications such as books, newspapers, magazines, posters and brochures. Similar in function to InDesign, the main differences are Quark's unique features for exporting documents as interactive webpages as well as its widespread use by printers, typesetters and page designers.
Features:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Recollection is a platform developed by Zepheira for the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), allowing users to create and share embeddable interfaces to digital cultural heritage collections. The Library of Congress released its latest version of Recollection as Viewshare, built to increase the ease of finding, using, and sharing the project's software.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 3 Aug 2015

Roambi Flow is an iOS online publishing service. Roambi allows you to transform Excel data and other publications to visualizations compatible with mobile, and also send them to the iPhone or iPad.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 16 Jun 2015

Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

Scalar can also be used to assemble and annotate video content, and combine in with text to create a rich media document

Last updated: 3 Aug 2015

ScholarPress Vitaware enables you to build a CV in Wordpress using Zotero.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Manage and publish your existing journal, or lead the Open Access movement in your field by starting a new journal. Scholastica makes it easy to collaborate on a journal and publish scholarship at the click of a button.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

ScreenFlow is a screen recording software for the Mac that allows you to record, edit and share audio and video on your computer.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Screenr is a free web-based screen recording program that allows you to create and share screencasts on the web. You can record on a Mac or PC, and the recordings play everywhere, including iPhones. Very easy to use.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Sigil is a free, open source, multi-platform e-book editor, designed for editing books in EPUB format.

  • Full UTF-16 support and full EPUB 2 spec support
  • Multiple views: code view (complete control over directly editing EPUB syntax), book view (WYSIWYG), and preview view
  • Table of contents generator, metadata editor, multi-language user interface, spell checking tool, EPUB compliance validator, support for find and replace
Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 19 Aug 2015

Smallpdf is a free online tool to compress, merge, split and convert PDF documents. It is simple to use and free to use. It can be useful to compress research papers, merge several documents together or extract graphs and images from PDF files.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 1 May 2015

Sophie is an electronic tool for authoring, collaborating, reading, and publishing rich media documents in networked environments. Built in Java it runs on a variety of platforms.

It does not support either the epub or mobi formats instead using its own internal format.

Development of the project seems to have stalled

Last updated: 1 May 2015

Storify is a way to tell stories using social media, including photos and videos. You can search multiple social networks from one place, drag individual elements into your timeline, and create a story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers. There are built in features to notify your followers of a story update.

Last updated: 30 May 2015

StoryKit allows you to create an electronic storybook.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Substance is a fully web-based document authoring and publishing platform.

Code license: GNU GPL v3, Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A free service that makes publishing content on the web as easy as writing an email.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 20 May 2015

TEI Boilerplate is a lightweight solution for publishing styled TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) P5 content directly in modern browsers. With TEI Boilerplate, TEI XML files can be served directly to the web without server-side processing or translation to HTML.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Tumblr is a blogging/microblogging platform with a focus on data sharing between individual blogs. Users can create and disseminate data in a visual or HTML editor, using standard Tumblr posting formats: text, photo, quote, link, chat, audio, and video.

Built-in customization tools allow users to manipulate the appearance of their blog with little knowledge of web development. Tumblr also provides a CSS/HTML customization panel for more advanced users, including theme documentation and the ability to upload/alter theme asset files (e.g., CSS, JS).

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 9 May 2015

TypePad is a commercial, fully hosted blogging platform. Provides library of customizable blog designs.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 May 2015

WebSlides allows you to convert your bookmarks and feeds to present them as live web pages in an interactive slideshow. Each WebSlide has a unique URL, or comes as a widget. Users may create a guided tour of any website, group course information for students, provide a simple tutorial on any subject, or share images on the web. Additionally, content publishers may use this presentation format for repacking and remixing content.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Wink is a tutorial and presentation creation software, that allows you to create tutorials on how to use software, by capturing screenshots, mouse movements, and accompanying audio.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Writefull is a light-weight app that uses data from Google Books (5+ million books) and the Web to improve your writing, It compares small sections of your text to a large data set of writing found online and in Google Books. All you need to do is select a chunk of your text in your browser or text editing software, activate the Writefull popover, and choose one of its five options:

1) check the number of results (how often the chunk appears in Google Books or the Web);

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Yāna provides a free, open-source template that open access journals can use as the basis of their own multi-platform mobile applications. The Yāna template provides the basic functionality required by any journal operating on a mobile platform.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Yutzu is a collaborative tool that allows people in the creative industries to collect, share, and publish multimedia content in an easy-to-use and intuitive way.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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