Selections from the toolkits of our librarians
A suite of cloud-based collaboration applications that includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides (which are compatible with Microsoft office formats), as well as Google Forms (survey software), Google Drawings (diagramming software), Google Sites(web building software), Google My Maps (map overlay editor), and Google Fusion Tables (database manager and map application).
Online spreadsheet compatible with Microsoft Excel format. Multiple editors can collaborate in real-time.
A tool for creating web sites. It works well with other Google Apps, like Calendars and Docs.
Take a screenshot or screencast and quickly upload it to the web. Useful for online reference services.
Omeka is a content management system designed for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. It makes top-shelf design easy with a simple and flexible templating system. Its robust open-source developer and user communities underwrite Omeka’s stability and sustainability. Omeka allows users to publish cultural heritage objects, extend its functionality with themes and plugins, and curate online exhibits with digital objects [ DIRT Directory ].
Penn+Box is a cloud-based collaboration service for securely managing and sharing files and folders within the Penn community and externally.
The Scaife Viewer is a project of the Perseus Digital Library. It's a reading environment for pre-modern text collections, both in their original languages and in translation. Greek and Latin texts are emphasized but texts in additional pre-modern languages are also accommodated. Contributed material is published almost immediately and Scaife's widgets widgets can integrate texts with annotations and external APIs.
Scalar makes it easy to import media items such as images and videos from a variety of online archives.