What is Scalar?
Scalar is an open-source content management system designed for usage by academics. It prioritizes digital authoring and publishing of long-form and media-rich content. Scalar emphasizes the unique capabilities of digital writing by affirming the creation of nested, recursive, and non-linear formats of scholarly communication.
Who would want to use Scalar?
Scalar offers a specific advantages for use by academics and students. It is particularly suited for small and medium-scale projects that draw on a variety of media and sources. For example, Scalar has unique features for hosting a curation of archival objects that emphasize multiple ways to navigate through the collection. Scalar also enables social reading through annotation features.
How do I get access to Scalar?
There are two ways to use Scalar. First, Scalar can be downloaded and hosted on a server. In particular, Reclaim Hosting offers very easy installation of Scalar on the domains that it hosts.
You can also make a free account tp access to an online version of Scalar hosted by the University of Southern California. Remember to fill this form and get a registration key prior to making your free account.
Where can I find more help with using Scalar?
What are some projects built with Scalar?
View some examples of Scalar sites here.