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Digital Scholarship

Introduction to digital scholarship resources, tools, and projects


Interactive and Non-Linear Fiction Storytelling

  • Twine is a free and open-source tool for making interactive and non-linear fiction in the form of web pages. It is available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Twine is easy to use and a good resource for classroom use. 

Map-based Storytelling

  • ArcGIS Story Maps, part of the ESRI suite of products, allows you to create interactive stories that can combine text, multimedia resources such as videos, sound and images with georreferenced maps.  
  • StoryMaps JS is a free and open-source storytelling tool to create stories based on maps. StoryMaps JS also allows you to combine text with images, sound and video.

Time-based Storytelling

Timeline tools let you visualize events in time, chronologically, on a web page. They can be a great alternative to plain text for telling a story, using rich media and interactive features.

  • Timeline JS is an open-source tool that enables you to build visually-rich interactive timelines and is available in 40 languages.
  • Timeline will help you createa vertically-structured timeline. It utilizes a handful of libraries, including Tabletop.js (for the data storage) and Isotope for the layout. 

Audio Storytelling

Podcasts are a great way to tell stories in the form of audio. For resources on tools to record and edit audio, such as Zencastr, Audacity and Adobe Audition, as well as the different stages of podcast pre-production, production and post-production you can consult the Podcasting research guide or reach out to the Director of Scholarly Technology and Creative Spaces and podcasting expert Justin Schell or schedule a consultation with the digital scholarship team (