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.
Gephi is graphing software that provides a way to explore data through visualization and network analysis.
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).
Weave (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment) is a visualization platform designed to enable visualization of any available data by anyone for any purpose. Weave is an application development platform supporting multiple levels of user proficiency — novice to advanced — as well as the ability to integrate, disseminate and visualize data at “nested” levels of geography.
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.
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
Online web survey tool written in PHP using MySQL, MSSQL or Postgres database. Multilingual site with demo, feature list, documentation [Open Source, GPL3]
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.
This product can filter or format text-based content. It also includes a document or link organiser and search capabilities and might more correctly be termed a text management system. With the large number of documents stored on your computer and online links that you might use, this is a helpful application that allows you to navigate the environment more easily. Although the feature set is now well developed, an inexperienced user should still be able to use it relatively easily. It is not intended only for the expert managers.
The Macro-Etymological Analyzer is a web app for text analysis that will look up every word of your text in the Etymological Wordnet, and generate statistics about the macro-etymology of your text, organized by language family. For instance, it can analyze a novel and tell you the proportions of words of Anglo-Saxon origin, or of Afroasiatic origin. First-generation and second-generation language ancestor data is included, and the output is highly granular, allowing the scholar to see the origins of individual words, and statistics about each ancestor language.
Omeka.net provides a web-publishing platform to curate collections and create exhibitions of digitized content. Omeka.net has grown out of the Omeka project. Omeka.net 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 Omeka.net limits customization, and hosting more than 500MB of content requires a paid account.
Importing, transforming, storing and indexing data should be easy.
Catmandu provides a suite of Perl modules to ease the import, storage, retrieval, export and transformation of metadata records. Combine Catmandu modules with web application frameworks such as PSGI/Plack, document stores such as MongoDB and full text indexes such as Solr to create a rapid development environment for digital library services such as institutional repositories and search engines.
CollateX is a Java software for collating textual sources, for example, to produce a critical apparatus. As of January 2012 the project was at an early stage of development and lacked thorough documentation.
Mukurtu CMS is a free, mobile and open source platform built to manage and share digital cultural heritage. Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too) is a grassroots project aiming to empower communities to manage, share and exchange their digital heritage in culturally relevant and ethically-minded ways. We are committed to maintaining an open, community-driven approach to Mukurtu's continued development. Our first priority is to help build a platform that fosters relationships of respect and trust.
Frogr is a small application for the GNOME desktop that allows users to manage their accounts in the Flickr image hosting website. It supports all the basic Flickr features, including uploading pictures, adding descriptions, setting tags and managing sets and groups pools.
The latest stable version of Frogr (0.10) currently features a basic flickr uploader with the following features:
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.
Calibre is a free and open source ebook library management application, including options for syncing to devices and converting between a large number of formats. Calibre also has a built-in e-book editor for EPUB and AZW3 formats.
eLaborate is an online work environment in which scholars can upload scans, transcribe and annotate text, and publish the results as on online text edition which is freely available to all users.
Notational Velocity is open-source software that allows you to search across thousands of notes. You may create a new note or view or edit an existing note.
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.
ReDBox is a metadata registry application for describing research data.
OpenETD is an open source, web-based software application for managing the submission, approval, and distribution of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
SpiderOak provides an private and secure online backup, sync, sharing, access & storage solution for all file and data types. It was designed with a 'Privacy-as-a-Platform' approach. The 'Zero-Knowledge' privacy cloud technology provides a central, private place to store data, free from surveillance by private and public entities. Data is fully encrypted end-to-end (not only during transit) and only the user is able to unlock it using their password. Passwords are never stored by SpiderOak and the company cannot see the names of files or folders in your account.
Substance is a fully web-based document authoring and publishing platform.
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:
Gerbil is a generic framework for visualization and analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral data that strives to both bring new innovations in analysis capabilities and be of use in a wide range of hyperspectral data applications. In a nutshell, Gerbil lets you…