Publish and share

There are many options for sharing your research outputs, including sites for hosting multimedia collections, online exhibits and digital storytelling tools.

Remember to think about measures to ensure the longevity of your work, including depositing data in institutional or online repositories. Websites are effective at communicating with a broad audience, and exposing successful projects, but do not last forever.  

  • Omeka

    Omeka is an open-source, web-based data management and publishing tool for the purpose of displaying collections and building multimedia digital exhibitions. Using Omeka Classic, researchers can build a simple and affordable website with the aid of plugins to create and display the findings and outcomes of Digital Humanities research. The cost of using the service depends on access to hosting solutions and can be free. 

    With a showcase of sites created using the platform and a collection of pre-made site themes, Omeka is highly customisable and specifically aimed at users without prior knowledge of coding. Omeka is capable of handling large archives of metadata and files and provides a comprehensive user guide for tips and troubleshooting.

  • Scalar

    Scalar is a free, open source platform for the publishing and authoring of born-digital scholarship. Using Scalar, researchers can create online publications that combine the features of an e-book with the connectivity of website, in order to present research, multimedia and data in engaging ways. 
    Scalar requires minimal technical knowledge or familiarity with coding and enables users to assemble and display media from multiple sources alongside long form text in both linear and non-linear formats.
    A showcase of digital scholarship projects using Scalar displays the ways in which the platform is practically utilised, and a comprehensive user guide is available for getting started on the platform. 

  • Mukurtu CMS

    Mukurtu is an open source platform created for the purpose of managing indigenous cultural heritage content and information. Mukurtu was developed in conjunction with Indigenous communities to empower and promote the management, sharing, narration and exchange of digital heritage in culturally-relevant and responsible ways.

    Users can visit the Mukurtu demo to experience the capabilities of the platform. Mukurtu offers a user guide to assist users in using the platform and free basic training and troubleshooting.

    Mukurtu is being used by the State Library of New South Wales to power their Gather site, and the USA based Sustainable Heritage Network to build community and develop skills in collaborative digital stewardship of cultural heritage and knowledge.  

  • Neatline

    Neatline is an Omeka plugin that provides a map making environment for geotemporal exhibit building. Neatline is for use in conjunction with an Omeka collection to create maps and timelines that display visualised and interactive narratives alongside documents, records or artifacts.

    The showcase exhibit provides examples of the plugins capabilities and the user guide provides a comprehensive introduction and walkthrough of the plugin.