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.
Complete Scalar User Guide (Scalar 2): https://scalar.usc.edu/works/guide2/index
Scalar offers both public installation and free installation on a local server.
Public Install: The public install requires no web design skills or technical knowledge. As uploads are limited to 2M, projects requiring a great deal of storage, drawing heavily from digital collections, and seeking publication should consider a local install. But if you’re new to Scalar, working on a smaller project, or using Scalar for classroom instruction, we recommend the public install.
To start a Scalar project you must first register for a free Scalar account:
* Note that some projects include customizations that can't necessarily be easily replicated.