Many digital humanities projects are highly collaborative. Electronic lab notebooks and similar documentation environments aid communication in collaborative projects, and help record, reproduce and share digital methods, even for individual researchers.
Jupyter Notebook is a free, open source computational notebook that is extremely popular within the field of Digital Humanities. The Notebook is a web-based, interactive environment that allows researchers to create and share documents that displays software code alongside explanatory and narrative text and multimedia visualizations.
Using Jupyter Notebook, data can be cleaned and transformed allowing users to then analyse the data using methods such as numerical simulation, statistical modelling, data visualization and machine learning, among others.
Jupyter Notebook supports a number of coding languages, including Python, R, Julia and Haskell.
A showcase of Jupyter Notebooks across a number of topics demonstrates the uses of of the platform. A comprehensive tutorial suitable for beginners using Jupyter Notebook can be found on The Programming Historian.
LabArchives is a cloud-based electronic research notebook for the storage of research information. All current University of Adelaide staff and students have remote access to LabArchives and there is no limit to the size or number of notebooks users can create and share.