Subject Specialist
Picture: Kate Boylan

Kate Boylan
Director, Archives & Digital Initiatives
Tel: (508) 286 5821

Picture: Cary Gouldin

Cary Gouldin
Humanities Liaison
Tel: (508) 286 3924

Blogging and Web Design Tools
Wordpress is a popular open-source online publishing platform. It enables you to start a blog or build a website without knowledge of HTML or other specialized skills. You need to register for an free account to get started, then you can use that account to create multipe blogs and websites. Wordpress has a steeper learning curve than some other platforms, but is also offer more rhobust design and functionality. Multiple users can collaborate on a blog or website. The site owner can determine the level of editing power each collaborator has. 
Google Sites
Part of the Google Suite, Sites is a webpage and wiki builder that is collaborative and facilitates file sharing. It is designed so that anyone can create a wkiki or webpage without needing special coding or design skills. 

Blogger is Google's blogging platform. It is user friendly and collaborative.

Weebly is a user friendly web design platform. While you can use it to make any type of website, it's templates and features are optimized for online stores. It features an intuative drag-and-dorp interface that makes designing your website relatively easy. 

Digital Storytelling Tools

iMovie is Apple's digital video editing software. It is freely available on any Apple device (you can start editing your movie on our iPhone or iPad, but you have to finish it on an Apple laptop or desktop). iMovie has a user-friendly interface and many build in features (e.g. sound effects, transitions, animated text boxes) that can make your movie look professionally edited.

Create digital animated vidoes with Powtoon!

Sutori is an onlie storytelling and presentation tool that allows you to incorporate images, video and autio flies into your story.  

TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet, like the one we used for the Timeline above. Experts can use their JSON skills to create custom installations, while keeping TimelineJS's core functionality.

StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. 
Digital Exhibition Tools
Omeka Classic is a web publishing platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. 

Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

Data Visualization Tools
Palladio a suite of visualization and analytical tools designed to work with heterogenous, idiosyncratic, and multi-dimensional data, like that which is used in the Humanities.  

Tableau Public is a free service that lets anyone publish interactive data visualizations to the web. Visualizations that have been published to Tableau Public (“vizzes”) can be embedded into web pages and blogs, they can be shared via social media or email, and they can be made available for download to other users. 

Text Analysis Tools
Voyant is a web-based text reading and analysis environment. It is a scholarly project that is designed to facilitate reading and interpretive practices for digital humanities students and scholars as well as for the general public. 

TAPoR 3.0 is the third iteration of the original TAPoR (Text Analysis Portal for Research). It is a both a resource for discovery and a community. The TAPoR team has created a place for Humanities scholars, students and others interested in applying digital tools to their textual research to find the tools they need, contribute their experience and share new tools they have developed or used with others. is an open source software which allows for annotation of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and more. It is a browser plugin that allows you to annotate individually or in collaboration with others.
GIS/mapping Tools
My Maps by Google is a simple tool that allows you to create customized maps by adding marker, text, multimedia and more. You can also track routs and measure the distance using this tool. (At this time, this can only be used with a non Wheaton gmail account.) 

StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. 
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