Is it a book? A website? Scalar, developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, was just openly released in beta, with access via the Scalar servers. The platform aims to provide a platform for multimodal scholarship, liberating authors from linear structures and plugin-heavy platforms to enable “long-form, born-digital scholarship online.” This free, user-friendly, open-source platform features an RDF content model and a built-in API. Publications created using Scalar in alpha release are featured on the site.
This post was produced through a cooperation between Kate Pitcher and Arianne Hartsell-Gundy (Editors-at-Large for the week), Sarah Potvin (Editor for the week), and Zach Coble and Roxanne Shirazi (site editors).