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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.
New to Scalar?
Scalar: An Introduction
For an overview of Scalar's features, please see our introductory libGuide.
Scalar 2 User's Guide
This documentation provides a step-by-step walkthrough of adding medial, creating pages, designing paths, and editing with Scalar.
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The Illinois Open Publishing Network is interested in open access digital publications. If you're a scholar at the University of Illinois or elsewhere who is interested in developing a formal publication with the Illinois Open Publishing Network, fill out our consultation form online.
Scholarly Communication and Publishing