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There is an unlimited number of videos, PDFs, etc. that can be used for education, training, instruction, or professional development.

Finding and curating them into playlists, integrating with existing workflow, and sharing with others is time consuming, inefficient, and often limited by ‘vendor lock-in.’

Media Share is a productivity tool that saves time, requires no training to use, and does not limit how or where content can be used.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 25 Oct 2017

HEURIST (http://HeuristNetwork.org) is an extremely flexible, end-user oriented, web-based data management system designed specifically for Humanities data. Developed since 2005, it has been in active use across many projects since 2009. It is available both as a free web service for researchers (hosted at the University of Sydney Data Centre) or for installation on a physical or virtual server (Open Source on gitHub).

Researchers can design, create, manage, analyse, visualise and publish their own richly-structured database(s) through a simple web interface, without the need for a programmer(s). Quite complex databases can be built in a few hours by 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. Databases created by Heurist are stored in MySQL with a repeatable structure facilitating independant access by other software.

Advanced features include record linking, graph structure, drill-down facet searches, rule-based queries, custom reports, linked map-timelines, network visualisation, normalised spreadsheet import, crosstabulation, XML feeds, XSLT transforms. The team provides initial email and skype assistance for project setup at no cost, and special customisations at modest cost.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 13 Oct 2017

TXM

TXM is a free and open-source cross-platform Unicode, XML & TEI based text analysis software, supporting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is also available as a J2EE standard compliant portal software (GWT based) for online access with access control built in (see a demo portal: http://portal.textometrie.org/demo).

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Jun 2016

A global geographical database that may be used to identify and tag all references to location. The database contains over 8 million entries, each of which possesses a geographic name (in various languages), latitude, longitude, elevation, population, administrative subdivision and postal codes and information on unique features.

Features:

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

GeoParser is a text analysis tool that may be used to identify and tag references to geographic location in a text resource using Natural Language Processing to analyse the composition of a resource and identifying words that match its geographic database. The approach is useful for processing names that may have one of several locations (e.g. Belfast in Ireland, New Zealand and Canada) and distinguishing names that may be confused with other common words (e.g. Reading in Berkshire and reading as an activity).

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

ArcGIS is a suite of software that comprises of Desktop GIS, Server GIS, Mobile GIS, and ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS is a platform for building a complete geographic information system (GIS) that lets you easily create, edit, and analyse geographic knowledge on the desktop; publish data, maps, globes and models to a GIS server and/or share them online; and use them on the desktop, on the Web, or in the field.

Features:

  • View and query maps
  • Manipulate shapefiles and geodatabases
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Serendip-o-matic extracts keywords from your Zotero library or from text that you've pasted into the web interface, and finds related content in locations such as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Europeana, and Flickr Commons, including photographs, documents, maps and other primary sources.

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) is a search engine for academic open access web resources that searches materials stored in OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) enabled repositories.

Last updated: 19 Apr 2016

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

A text-mining system for scientific literature. Textpresso's two major elements are (1) access to full text, so that entire articles can be searched, and (2) introduction of categories of biological concepts and classes that relate to objects (e.g., association, regulation, etc.) or describe one (e.g., methods, etc).

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 28 May 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

Projects allows researchers to organise and manage all their research outputs in a safe, simple and structured way. It’s designed to help academics, at any stage of their career, keep track and stay on top of all their results. It’s a light, useful and slick application that integrates into a researcher’s existing workflow to help them work more efficiently and ensure they have more time for making discoveries.

Last updated: 19 May 2015

The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is a full-text search engine for open access journals.

Last updated: 19 May 2015

CATMA (Computer Aided Textual Markup & Analysis) is a free, open source markup and analysis tool from the University of Hamburg's Department of Languages, Literature and Media. It incorporates three interactive modules: (1) The tagger enables flexible and individual textual markup and markup editing. (2) The analyzer incorporates a query language and predefined functions. It also includes a query builder that allows users to construct queries from combinations of pre-defined questions while allowing for manual modification for more specific questions.

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Solr is an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. It operates as a standalone full-text search server within an appropriate servlet container, such as Tomcat. Solr uses the Lucene Java search library at its core for full-text indexing and search, and has REST-like HTTP/XML and JSON APIs that make it easy to use from virtually any programming language.

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

Apache Lucene is a Java-based high-performance text search engine library.

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

Lextec offers a range of services and software for full-text indexing search and retrieval; automatic classification, routing, and filtering electronic text according to user defined profiles.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The main programs that comprise the Information processor are called the analyst server and query or knowledge processor. The analyst program can be called from a command line, from an html form, or through a TCP/IP socket protocol. The query processor can be accessed with any browser using HTML commands. It analyzes text and allows the user to search it.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Firefox is a free open source browser with numerous user-contributed plugins.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

DeeperWeb is a Firefox add-on that adds a tag cloud to Google search results.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Google Books provides full, free PDF scans (and web-viewable versions) of public domain books and magazines, free previews of some books and magazines under copyright, and the option to purchase digital editions of available items to save and read on Google Play, their e-reading platform. You can also find a local library based on your zip code that has the item available. Reader reviews of the items are available and you can contribute your own. Search for authors, titles, as well as keywords and Google will return results with matches in the title/text of the item.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Google Scholar searches books and scholarly articles (and optionally patents, legal opinions, and legal journals).

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Library Lookup is a bookmarklet that can look up whether a book is available in the user's local library, based on information about that book on a separate website (e.g. Amazon). Supported library systems are listed here.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

LibX is a Firefox or Chrome plugin that enables direct access to the user's library's resources, including support for Google Scholar, CiteULike, COinS, and xISBN.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Scholarometer is a browser plugin for Firefox and Chrome that can help contribute to citation and impact analysis.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Search Pigeon allows users to search Open Access journals and research tools for the humanities.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

WorldCat can simultaneously search the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Xena is free and open source software developed by the National Archives of Australia to aid in the long term preservation of digital records. Xena is an acronym meaning Xml Electronic Normalising for Archives. Xena is a component of the Digital Preservation Software Platform (DPSP). Xena software aids digital preservation by performing two important tasks: detecting the file formats of digital objects and converting digital objects into open formats for preservation.

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

Gathers smart search results based on user feedback. Similar to Google Alerts but you can give a thumbs up/down to improve the search results.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Qnotero provides lightning quick access to users' Zotero references. It lives in the system tray and allows users to search through their references by author and/ or year of publication. If a PDF file is attached to a reference, users can open it directly from within Qnotero.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Tesserae project aims to provide a flexible and robust web interface for exploring intertextual parallels.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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