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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

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Histograph is a graph-based exploration and crowd-based indexation for multimedia collections. HistoGraph treats multimedia collections as networks. The underlying assumption is simple: if two people are mentioned together in a document, we assume that they may have something to do with each other. Whether or not such a relationship is interesting is in the eye of the beholder.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 15 Jan 2018

Topincs is a online database software. Given a data model, it allows

Last updated: 28 Mar 2017

Yahoo Pipes allows users to combine, filter, translate, and geocode data from RSS feeds, JSON, KML, or other similar formats, and power widgets/badges using that data.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2017

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) provides research access to the public domain text of the HathiTrust Digital Library. The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

Last updated: 22 May 2016

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: 3 Feb 2016

The Entity Authority Tool Set (EATS) is a web application for recording, editing, using and displaying authority information about entities. It is designed to allow multiple authorities to each maintain their own independent data, while operating on a common base so that information about the same entity is all in one place. EATS also comes with client tools for automatically looking up entities in a text by name and adding appropriate TEI markup.
Features:

  • A web API for importing and exporting entity data
Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 26 Jan 2016

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: 29 Dec 2015

EXMARaLDA is a system for working with oral corpora on a computer. It consists of a transcription and annotation tool (Partitur-Editor), a tool for managing corpora (Corpus-Manager) and a query and analysis tool (EXAKT).

EXMARaLDA supports the time-aligned transcription of digital audio or video, a flexible annotation for freely choosable categories, the systematic documentation of a corpus through metadata, a flexible visualisation of transcription data in different layouts and document formats, as well as the computer-assisted querying of transcription, annotation and metadata.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 21 Oct 2015

CONTENTdm is digital collection management software that allows for the upload, description, management, and access of digital collections. CONTENTdm is mostly used by libraries, archives, museums, government agencies, universities, corporations, historical societies, and other organizations that wish to host a digital collection.

  • Collection storage, management, and delivery to users across the web, in any format (e.g., local history archives, newspapers, books, maps, slide libraries, audio, video)
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Sep 2015

nodegoat is a web-based data management, analysis & visualisation environment.

Using nodegoat, you can define, create, update, query, and manage any number of datasets by use of a graphic user interface. Your custom data model autoconfigures the backbone of notegoat's core functionalities.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 17 Aug 2015

DH Press (originally called diPH) is a toolkit conceived as an easy-to-use WordPress plugin which allows potentially every kind of user to visualise and mashup historic and geographic information, documents and various types of multimedia content to develop digital humanities project.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 10 Aug 2015

KORA is an digital repository that allows institutions to ingest, manage, and deliver digital objects and metadata.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 5 Aug 2015

iBoogie is a clustering search engine that puts documents with similar content or with related topics into the same group. Each group is assigned a label based on the content of the documents. The results are presented to the user in a hierarchy of topics (clusters) for browsing.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2015

Xendo is an online research tool that provides unified search across cloud-based storage (such as Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, OneDrive) and email (such as Gmail, Office 365) and other services such as Slack, Trello and Asana (25 integrations to-date). Xendo offers advanced search capabilities such as proximity searching (looking for term or phrase within a number of words of a second term or phrase). Xendo uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to make scanned documents searchable. For some services, Xendo offers a content preview to speed research.

Last updated: 2 Aug 2015

Citavi's core features are reference management, knowledge organization, and task planning.

Reference management

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 2 Aug 2015

Zenodo builds and operates a simple and innovative service that enables researchers, scientists, EU projects and institutions to share, preserve and showcase multidisciplinary research results (data and publications) that are not part of the existing institutional or subject-based repositories of the research communities.

Code license: GNU GPL
Last updated: 2 Aug 2015

Zoom feature for high resolution images to be embedded in websites.
Hosted website for online exhibitions of uploaded images, text video and sound.
Metadata management for digitised items.
Clear interface allows for searches and comparisons.
Free to use but one must apply for an invitation.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 16 Jul 2015

Bibliopedia will perform advanced data-mining and cross-referencing of scholarly literature to create a humanities-centered collaboratory. As a prototype, it will search resources including JSTOR and Library of Congress for metadata about scholarly articles and books that mention the famed medieval travel narrative The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, examine the articles and books for citations, then save the results in a publicly accessible database.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 2 Jul 2015

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.

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 22 Apr 2015

OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) inexpensively and efficiently enhances access to oral history by providing users with word-level search capability and a time-correlated transcript or indexed interview connecting the textual search term to the corresponding moment in the recorded interview online.

OHMS is an open source, web-based application designed to improve the user experience you provide for oral history, no matter what CMS or repository you use. There are 2 main components of the OHMS system

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 6 Apr 2015

Oracle Database is a powerful and extensive relational database management system (RDBMS). There are restrictions on the free version of the software.
Features:

  • Supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP)
  • Stores data logically in the form of tablespaces and physically in the form of datafiles
  • Transportable tablespaces
  • Advanced Queuing (AQ)
  • 64-bit database
  • Data Mining Option
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 22 Mar 2015

Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework. Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 19 Mar 2015

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.

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 17 Mar 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

The Open Harvester Systems is a free metadata indexing system that allowers users to create a searchable index of the metadata from Open Archives Initiative (OAI)-compliant archives, such as sites using Open Journal Systems (OJS) or Open Conference Systems (OCS). It can harvest OAI metadata in a variety of schemas (including unqualified DC, the PKP (Open Journal Systems/Open Conference Systems) Dublin Core extension, MODS, and MARCXML).

Code license: GNU GPL
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is concept mapping software that can integrate with multiple repositories to pull in, organize, and analyze data. Multiple features for advanced management of digital resources for teaching, learning, and research.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

LibLime Koha is a web-based, open source integrated library system (ILS) that has also been used for virtual library systems (e.g. recreating historic libraries). LibLime Koha offers libraries circulation policies, patron management modules, parent-child relationship for patron records, club and service management features, in-depth "holds" support, single click batch import "undo" option, EzProxy compatibility, self-checkout interface and more.

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

Casual allows you to search for a concept or common word and produces a unique cloud of concepts. Results are randomly displayed as definitions, related tags, and pictures.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Cluuz is a search engine that shows not only links to related pages, but also entities (people, companies, organizations) and images that are extracted from within the search results. In addition to the results, Cluuz displays a tag cloud of the most relevant entities extracted from returned results, as well as a semantic graph view of a cluster of terms.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Korbo is a powerful aggregation platform for gathering Linked Data objects relevant to your area of research into single workspaces or “baskets”.

Korbo is targeted primarily at developers who want to build applications on top of its API and make full use of the linked cultural data from sources such as Europeana, FreeBase and DBPedia.

Korbo is currently in the early stages of development, but you can already try out a demo version of the platform.

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

nanoc is a Ruby-based, "static site generator" --it works as a tool that runs on your local computer and compiles documents written in formats such as Markdown, Textile, Haml… into a static web site consisting of simple HTML files, ready for uploading to any web server.

Code license: MIT License
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Plot.ly is a free to educational (public) user web-based graphic tool that combined leading edge visualisations with a user-friendly, guided creation experience. Accepting data in a variety of forms, it leads the user through creation and sharing and then facilitates discussion around the output objects. The data, the code and any algorithm transformations are freely accessible to all users and products are easily embedded in other documents for presentation purposes.
Plot.ly also offer their services on a paid basis to enterprise users.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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