What is Scalar?
Scalar is a semantic digital publishing and exhibition platform that enables authors to create projects that emphasize and make use of different media resources. With minimal technical expertise, authors can create rich, visually-striking digital scholarship projects. Scalar enables authors to include media objects in their projects, link to media objects in institutional repositories, and to organize and present the online resources in a structured form. With Scalar, the author can organize pages and media resources in different ways that “take advantage of the unique capabilities of digital writing, including nested, recursive, and non-linear formats” (Scalar) to communicate and support the narrative of the project.
The Scalar platform was produced by The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at the University of Southern California (USC).