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What kind of data should the tool work with? provides a web-publishing platform to curate collections and create exhibitions of digitized content. has grown out of the Omeka project. provides some of the same functionality as Omeka, but does not require the user to provide hosting or to maintain their installation in any way. However, use of limits customization, and hosting more than 500MB of content requires a paid account.

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 5 Nov 2018

Omeka is a content management system designed for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 13 Aug 2018

Scripto is an open-source tool for community transcription of documents, images, and multimedia files. Registered users are permitted to view digital files and transcribe them with an easy-to-use toolbar. The tool includes a versioning history and editorial controls to make public contributions more manageable, and supports the transcription of a wide range of file types.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 11 Jul 2016

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

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

Scripto is an engine for crowdsourcing the transcription of content that can be integrated with a custom transcription GUI and existing CMS.

Last updated: 21 May 2015

Scribe is a note-taking program that allows you to manage your research notes, quotes, thoughts, contacts, published and archival sources, digital images, outlines, timelines, and glossary entries. You can create, organize, index, search, link and cross-reference your note and source cards.
Further information about Scribe can also be found at, 23.05.2014.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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