The Tinkering Humanist–Digital Publishing with Scalar

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The Tinkering Humanist–Digital Publishing with Scalar

November 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

If you have ever wished you could have your students build a multi-media project for your class but weren’t sure how to do it, this workshop is for you! We will discuss the basics of Scalar, a free software platform for innovative digital publishing. With Scalar, you can add photos, text, music, videos, and other media to an essay, creating a hyperlinked rhizomatic publication that fully immerses the reader in a topic through a multitude of media. Even more exciting, Scalar allows you to visualize your materials, and we will consider the ways that adding quantitative data to your project’s benefits or detracts from your work. Because Scalar is so widely adopted by online repositories such as Hathi Trust, you can access the materials in the workshop or bring your own. We will also discuss the pedagogical possibilities for Scalar and look at some sample student projects.


November 10, 2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Matthew Hannah


University of Iowa Main Library