Scholarly and social networking

H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Web by providing curated lists and web sites publishing peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion.

Last updated: 7 Sep 2014

HUBzero is a web publication platform and content management system designed to facilitate collaboration on research and learning. In addition to standard blog and discussion features, HUBzero's most distinctive traits are a built-in environment that can run interactive software that scholars have developed within the browser, a tool development area, and the ability to share data and documents privately between members of the hub.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 10 Oct 2014

IssueLab is an online research archive in the nonprofit sector. In addition to archiving social policy research by nonprofits at no cost, IssueLab distributes this research online with a broad audience via e-newsletters, RSS feeds, and social media. Additionally, IssueLab advocates for the broad use of open licenses and the overall adoption of open access standards, to allow people to find and reuse nonprofit materials.

Last updated: 7 Sep 2014

myPeers is a scholars social network that allows you follow your peers' research, get notified when their papers are published, and have access to their published work.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Netvibes offers a free personal web dashboard for following feeds, friends and using the provided apps. A premium account includes functionality for analytics, tagging, curation, alerts, sentiment analysis, and search.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

NewRadial is an interactive visualization environment that uses an adapter system to display and combine content from remotely-served or locally situated databases. Although initially designed for use with image-based databases, NewRadial’s capabilities have been extended to handle the manipulation and annotation, in a visual field, of text-based databases.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 23 Jun 2014

Ning is a social website that brings together people in various realms, including education, social service work, tools, and music.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

A statistical package that may be used to compare quantified assemblages of broken and incomplete objects, such as ceramics, glass and bones. Pie-Slice uses Estimated Vessel Equivalent (EVE) as a base form of measurement, in which each measurable fraction is scored as a fraction of a complete vessel. It also trials the use of a new statistical transformation - the pseudo-count transformation - which converts EVEs into Pottery Information Equivalents (PIEs). The latter enables assemblages to be compared using techniques such as log-linear and correspondence analyses.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Pivotal Tracker provides agile-oriented task and project management with integration to wide variety of communication and social media tools. Although designed specifically to support software development teams it can be used for a wide variety of tasks and applications.

Last updated: 24 Jul 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: 15 Jan 2013

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: 15 Jan 2013

The ScholarPress Researcher WordPress plugin displays a user's Zotero library within WordPress.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

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.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

SlideShare is a community for sharing presentations. You can use this free online service to share slides from a talk, share lesson plans, or disseminate information.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Social Science Research Network is devoted to the dissemination of social science research. The SSRN electronic library consists of an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 384,300 scholarly papers.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

A software application for the playback of audio recordings. SoundScriber offers specific functionality for researchers that wish to transcribe a recording. It was originally developed for use in the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) project and released for use by academics performing similar work.

Features:

  • Audio playback via installed audio codecs (e.g. Wav, MP3)
  • Variable speed playback
Code license: GNU GPL, Open source
Last updated: 16 Jun 2014

Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as Tweets, photos and videos. You search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into your story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers.

Last updated: 18 Apr 2014

TagCrowd is a web-based word cloud generator that can accept a URL, text, or an uploaded plain text file.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

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

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

VoiceThread is a collaborative slide show that allows people to navigate slides and comment in five different ways (using voice, text, audio, or video). VoiceThreads can be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites, and exported to play as archival movies.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

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