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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

LMS or Learning Management Software allows compelling training programs to be delivered online. LMS is the result of the amalgamation of powerful software combined with digital frameworks that manages curriculum, training materials and evaluation tools. The Learning Management System developed by ProProfs helps trainers and educators to create courses and tests online that can be accessed anywhere and at any point in time. The LMS includes the Quiz software, which is used to create assessments within courses, as well as the Survey and Poll software that is perfect for collecting feedback.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 21 Jun 2017

A server-side software application that enables databases conformant to a relational data model to be created, managed and queried. Information, most commonly text may be stored as one or more records contained within a table. The table may exist in isolation or have some relationship to other tables. Information may be manipulated using a set of T-SQL or ANSI SQL commands. Several editions of SQL Server 2014 are available, including SQL Server Business Intelligence, Developer, Enterprise, Express, Standard and Web.
Features:

  • Service Broker
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 24 Jul 2016

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

Recollection is a platform developed by Zepheira for the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), allowing users to create and share embeddable interfaces to digital cultural heritage collections. The Library of Congress released its latest version of Recollection as Viewshare, built to increase the ease of finding, using, and sharing the project's software.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 6 Jul 2016

StoryMapJS is a project by KnightLab which aims to help journalists and historians tell stories by using maps using a straight-forward and simple authoring tool. It is constructed around a framework of highlighting the locations of a series of events. As an editing tool, it is relatively intuitive and easy to use.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Online Digital Asset Management (DAM) and collaboration platform for business use. Offers user management, custom branding and password-protected folders.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

Pachyderm is a web-based rich-media interactive presentation authoring and publishing system that meets most accessibility requirements. It works off of an extensible template system. Pachyderm allows users to upload multimedia (images, audio, video) and publish them online using pre-defined templates or download them for use on their own website, or on a CD or DVD. Version 3 (released June 2014) now also supports iOS and other non-Flash devices using HTML5, and appears to be a major upgrade. Requires Apache HTTP or Tomcat web server installation (WAMP or MAMP is fine).

Code license: GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 22 Feb 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

NVivo is commercial software for qualitative analysis of unstructured data, in a range of formats and from diverse sources. Enables users to collect, organize, and analyze content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio, social media, videos, and webpages.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 30 Oct 2015

Joomla is an open source content management system (CMS), enabling users to build websites and applications.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 8 Sep 2015

Captivate is software for recording audio and video of a user's screen. Users can import PowerPoint slides and add rich media, simulations, and quizzes, and publish them to learning management systems that support the SCORM standard.

Last updated: 8 Sep 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

TImeline is an open source framework for visualizing data files and data feeds in a variety of formats via an aesthetically pleasing web display. Timelines are interactive and media rich.
User creates timeline by completing a google sheets template. The Timeline then processes and generates the code for display. Minimal programming knowledge is required.

Code license: Mozilla Public License
Last updated: 12 Aug 2015

A visual development tool for creating, publishing, and managing websites and mobile content: Dreamweaver offers a graphics-based WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You GET pronounced wizzywig) and code-based user interface for the development of web pages and sites. The tool may be used to simplify the process of web site development (in comparison to creation of individual web pages), through the provision of a templating system that allows single-source update of shared code and layout across entire sites without server-side includes or scripting.

Features:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 Aug 2015

Plone is a powerful, flexible, open source Content Management System (CMS) built on top of Zope application server and CMF.
Features:

  • Flexible and adaptable workflow
  • Customisable
  • Free add-ons
  • Versioning, history and reverting content
  • Support for multiple mark up formats
  • Multilingual content management
  • RSS feed support
  • WebDAV and FTP support
  • WYSIWYG
  • Integrates with Active Directory, Salesforce, LDAP, SQL, Web Services, LDAP and Oracle
Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 7 Aug 2015

VisualEyes is web-based authoring tool developed at the University of Virginia to weave images, maps, charts, video, and data into highly interactive and compelling dynamic visualizations.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 3 Aug 2015

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: 2 Aug 2015

TimeRime is a web-based tool allowing people to create, view, and compare interactive timelines.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

Created by musicians for musicians, Forte is a unique and easy to use score writing software for everyday musicians, teachers and choir leaders. If you are looking for a tool that fits your needs, is easy to use and affordable. The website also offers free sheet music to get you started.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 25 Jun 2015

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

WordPress is an easy-to-use web publishing platform originally designed around blogging that has now evolved with functionality as a robust content or learning management system, with many themes and plugins for extra functionality.

Code license: GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 19 Oct 2016

Adapter is a free video converter that converts avi, saves flash .flv, crops video and more. It also works with audio and image files. converting wav to mp3 and transforming jpg files.

Last updated: 19 May 2015

Tumblr is a blogging/microblogging platform with a focus on data sharing between individual blogs. Users can create and disseminate data in a visual or HTML editor, using standard Tumblr posting formats: text, photo, quote, link, chat, audio, and video.

Built-in customization tools allow users to manipulate the appearance of their blog with little knowledge of web development. Tumblr also provides a CSS/HTML customization panel for more advanced users, including theme documentation and the ability to upload/alter theme asset files (e.g., CSS, JS).

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 9 May 2015

TypePad is a commercial, fully hosted blogging platform. Provides library of customizable blog designs.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 May 2015

Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It also allows users to publish to the internet or CD-ROM. Software interface and documentation available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Kazakh.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 8 May 2015

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.

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 7 May 2015

LiveJournal is a community publishing platform, with features characteristic of both blogging and social networking platforms. The site is longstanding, originally established in 1999 as a blogging platform and online community built around personal journals. Today comprises more than 50 million journals, with topical focuses such as politics, entertainment, fashion, literature, and design.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 2 May 2015

Wiggio is a free service that allows users to create groups, host virtual meetings and conference calls, manage events, create to-do lists, poll members, send messages, and upload and manage folders. You can connect with your FaceBook account or create a new and free account with Wiggio. They are no longer supporting previously available Wiggio apps.

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

AGTK is a suite of software components for building tools for annotating linguistic signals, time-series data which documents any kind of linguistic behavior (e.g. audio, video). The internal data structures are based on annotation graphs. Annotation Graphs are a formal framework for representing linguistic annotations of time series data.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 11 Feb 2015

Sketchbook Pro is a professional grade digital sketchbook. It offers a number of brushes and tools that give the illustration created a natural feel. It is easy to use and along with the use of a graphics tablet can quickly allow for the mock up of a visual concept or can be used in the creation of storyboards for a audio visual production.
It also comes as an app that can be used on android tablets or the ipad offering flexibility in order to suit your work flow methods.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 30 Jan 2015

960 Grid System is a CSS template that comes with corresponding Acorn, Fireworks, Flash, InDesign, GIMP, Inkscape, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Visio, Exp Design, and printable templates to facilitate different stages of the web design process.

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

Exhibit 3.0 is a publishing framework for large scale data-rich interactive Web pages. The beta version is scalable up to 100k items.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Blogger is simple blog publishing software owned by Google.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Edublogs is an educational blogging service for teachers and students to create, manage, and publish on their own WordPress sites. Provides cloud hosting and a simplified interface, as well as additional account options at the university level.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

CamStudio is free and open source screencasting software that saves the video as AVI files, though a Flash converter is included.

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

A digital asset management system for the storage, management and delivery of raster images, audiovisual content, documents and other digital asset types. The software provides limited eCommerce functionality for use by institutions that wish to use the system to sell digital products. It may be installed in-house on a Windows/Linux/Unix system or hosted on a system operated by the developers.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Fedora (Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) was originally developed by researchers at Cornell University as an architecture to store, manage, and access digital content in the form of digital objects. Fedora defines a set of abstractions for expressing digital objects, asserting relationships among digital objects, and linking behaviors to digital objects.

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

DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories. It is free and easy to install "out of the box" and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization.

DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets. DSpace has an active community of developers and is used by thousands of institutions worldwide.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A web application used to build and maintain an archetypal, invisible website format that combines text, image, movie and sound.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

News and RSS reader designed for iOS and Android mobile devices. Has been replaced by Google Play Newsstand (https://play.google.com/store/newsstand?hl=en)

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Artifex Press is a publishing and technology company that digitally publishes catalogues raisonnés, a comprehensive, annotated documentation of all of the known artworks by an artists. They have developed a proprietary, patented software platform and a dedicated publishing program in order to create digital catalogues raisonnés. They offer both their own digital catalogues raisonnés and the ability to licence the software to produce your own projects.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Best Media Converter for Mac to convert video or rip DVD to 160+ formats, burn to DVD, download online video, and share to YouTube easily.
Features:

  • Convert video/audio files and rip DVD to 160+ formats including 4K Ultra HD
  • Burn video to DVD disc, DVD folder and ISO files
  • Batch download streaming videos from 50+ popular Websites
  • Share to YouTube with a pop-up login window instantly
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Ghost is a free, open source publishing platform. Also available as a hosted service for a monthly subscription cost.

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