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Scalar: An Introduction: Home

This is a short introductory guide to using the Scalar publishing platform.

Resources for Using Scalar

About Scalar

Scalar is a open source, web-based publishing software from the University of Southern California's Alliance for Networking Visual Culture that allows you to create networked, multi-media online publications.

Scalar's unique structure is based on a non-linear format that allows for flexible interactivity in the author's construction of each page. This research guide will show you how to begin building a Scalar "book' and how to best use its features to create an online platform for your project research.

If you are an affiliate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and have further questions, please contact Harriett Green, Head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing, at green19[at] or the Scholarly Communication and Publishing staff at scpub[at]


Please, Ask Us for Help!

If you are a student, faculty member/instructor, or staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and have questions about using Scalar or other digital publishing resources, you can contact the University of Illinois Library's Scholarly Communication and Publishing for help.


Contact us at scpub[at] or for more information, visit the Scholarly Communication and Publishing website.