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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)┬áto 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).