The DiRT Directory aggregates information about digital research tools for scholarly use. It evolved from "Bamboo DiRT", a version of the directory developed by Project Bamboo, which itself developed out of Lisa Spiro's DiRT wiki. The DiRT Directory makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.

DiRT is overseen by a steering/curatorial board, and supported by an editorial board.

DiRT is currently undergoing a period of development that will include building APIs, and integrating with DHCommons and Commons In A Box. More information and updates are available on the development page

The DiRT Directory uses a Creative Commons Attribution license. By creating an account and adding content to DiRT, you're agreeing to have the same license applied to your contributions.