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Last updated: 2021-01-27 12:33 UTC
Description: Scalar is a multimedia authoring and publishing platform developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at University of Southern California. Scalar is designed for long-form, digital native scholarly research. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with text in a variety of ways with minimal technical expertise required. The platform also supports collaborative authoring workflows and reader commentary.
Hosting: self-hosted, hosting available from
Pricing: free to self-host, free to host on Scalar domain, managed hosting available from from $30 USD annually
Adoption level: Limited
Readiness level: TR9
Governance: Community (ad-hoc)
Business Form: Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Status: Actively Maintained
Categories: Application
Functions: Authoring / Editing, Dissemination, Workflow Management
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