This page collects resources for the production and maintenance of digital projects.

Digital Project Development Tools

  • Flask – A micro web framework for web applications.
  • Knight Lab – Produced by Northwestern University’s Knight Lab, this tool kit includes open source, lightweight tools for media makers. Each tool has a tutorial on the page and can be embedded in a personal or project website.
    • Timeline – A powerful, easy to use method of creating historical timelines.
    • StoryMap – A tool for creating map-based, slideshow-like, presentations.
    • Storyline – A tool for creating timeline-based, slideshow-like, presentations.
    • Juxtapose – Tool for making side-by-side photograph comparisons with an interactive sliding threshold.
    • Scene – Tool for making virtual reality presentations.
    • Soundcite – A tool for adding inline sound clips to a text story.
  • SketchUp – A 3D modeling toolkit for making and printing 3D models. There are free and priced versions of this product.
  • Design for Diversity – Resources for understanding how to create more inclusive information systems. While its primary audience is cultural heritage practitioners, there are also many examples of digital projects and readings that will be useful more broadly.
  • Tropy – An image organization platform that is useful for archival or visual culture research.
  • Northeastern Library Citation Management – Tutorial on citation software like Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley.
    • Comparison Chart – A comparison of the different citation management software packages.

Data Visualization Resources