Digital collections and exhibits, object-based studies/assignments, walking-tours (if Curatescape plugin also used), interactive maps (if Neatline Plugin also used).
|Media rich digital scholarly publishing, including annotation of images/audio/videos. Well-suited for learning modules or interactive books.||Static or interactive websites, blogs. Projects with a wide variety of embedded code.|
|Learning Curve & Resources:||
Omeka.net - Allow 1 hour of training/tool instruction.
Omeka Classic - Allow 1-2 hours of training/tool instruction.
Omeka S - Allow at least 3-5 hours of training/instruction.
Various teaching and training tools available on this LibGuide.
Allow 1-2 hours of training/tool instruction.
Live webinars offered each semester; recorded webinars available year-round.
Depends upon the template used and scope of the site being creation.
Allow at least 1-2 hours of training/tool instruction for basic use.
Full training classes available on Lynda.com
Multiple users with varying permissions for each installation.
Displays items, collections, and pages (i.e. webpages), with additional features (e.g. maps, timelines) available through plugins.
Incorporates library/museum quality metadata at the item level but requires that the user provide it.
Multiple users with varying permissions for each "book" or project.
Allows creation of "book" projects with "pages" and "paths" (chapter/tracks). Accepts iFrame and HTML embed code for media, widgets, etc.
Excellent built-in attribution tools and includes metadata automatically for embedded objects; handles Fair Use media well.
Multiple users with varying permissions for each site.
Allows for creation of pages and posts. Has a number of built-in widgets. Thousands of plugins (free and paid) available.
All attribution and crediting must be done manually.
What's the best app or tool for a particular course assignment or scholarly activity?
Here's a list of some of the most common activities with suggestions of widely used and stable tools. For individual recommendations, reach out to your team of Digital Scholarship specialists at NYU Libraries!
|Write a series of short-form writing||WordPress; WordPress.com; Static pages (such as HTML)|
|Invite others to comment and discuss writing||WordPress + CommentPress; most platforms with Hypothes.is|
|Collaborative writing, without needing much design||MediaWiki, PBWiki|
|Create non-linear paths for reading long-form narrative||Scalar|
|Publish collections with standards-based metadata (out-of-the-box)||Omeka, Omeka.net, Scalar|
|Publish cultural heritage collections from indigenous communities||Mukurtu|
|Create a mobile heritage site||Mbira (in development, not readily available)|
|Create narratives based on digital items||Omeka, Omeka.net, Scalar|
|Create and publish visualizations||Scalar, Tableau|
|Mapping items, and creating custom maps for narratives||Omeka (with Geolocation, Neatline, or Curatescape plug-ins), Omeka.net, StoryMap.JS, CartoDB|
|Collecting from online audiences||Omeka, Omeka.net, Google Online Form|
|Publish a large amount and many types of content, including a blog, and collections, and customized applications, (like a museum might)||
Our list is adapted/built upon a list originally found here: http://history2016.doingdh.org/.