FREE Opportunities to Learn About Using Scalar for Digital Multimedia Scholarship

Learning Scalar

Are you interested in learning more about creating digital multimedia scholarship? The Alliance for Networking and Visual Culture out of the University of Southern California is offering a FREE series of webinars this fall to learn more about working with Scalar.

About Scalar

Scalar iScalar logos a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

Scalar projects can be published to and hosted on their cloud service for free, or those who manage their own servers can download the code and self-host.

This trailer will introduce you to Scalar and its capabilities—for details, please visit http://scalar.usc.edu. (Final feature set subject to change.)

FREE Fall Webinars

The “Introduction to Scalar” webinars will cover basic features of the platform: a review of existing Scalar books and a hands-on introduction to paths, tags, annotations and importing media. Our “Intermediate Scalar” webinars will delve into more advanced topics including the effective use of visualizations, annotating with media and a primer on customizing appearances in Scalar.

  • Introduction to Scalar: August 21, 10am-12pm (PST)
  • Intermediate Scalar: September 11, 10am-12pm (PST)
  • Introduction to Scalar: September 25, 4pm-6pm (PST)
  • Intermediate Scalar: October 9, 4pm-6pm (PST)
  • Introduction to Scalar: October 30, 10am-12pm (PST)
  • Intermediate Scalar: November 20, 10am-12pm (PST)

Register online at: http://scalar.usc.edu/learning_scalar/webinar-registration/.

Source: Reposted and adapted from the Scalar Blog

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