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Use Omeka to create robust digital exhibits that include detailed metadata.

  1. To start small, create a free account on Omeka.net. 
  2. Click on the Showcase tab to see examples of other Omeka projects
  3. Consult the detailed instructions at info.omeka.net/  

StoryMap JS

Use StoryMap JS to create annotated map-based exhibits.  You can create similar exhibits using an image as the backdrop instead of a map. (Note that there is a similar program called Esri Story Maps, which is also a good tool to try out.) 

  1. Visit storymap.knightlab.com/ to see examples and sign in with your google account
  2. Create a new map project
  3. Edit your map by creating a title slide, and then create slides for each location. As you create each slide with a location, the full map on the home screen will include all of the locations that you add. 
    1. Use the edit tab to see how things are looking as you work on the map. 
  4. Save and publish changes, and use the Share link to generate a URL or embed code

Juxta Commons

Use Juxta Commons  to compare different versions of a text. Use the Juxta Commons User Guide to learn more. 

  1. Visit juxtacommons.org/ to create an account
  2. Add texts to compare
    1. You have options to paste in text, paste in a URL, or upload files 
    2. You can load text in a variety of formats - plain text, html, xml, pdf, rtf, epub, and ms word
  3. Follow directions to edit and prepare your texts
  4. Create a comparison set to view different visualizations of the differences between texts
  5. If desired, create annotations to make notes on specific sections of the text 
  6. Click the hand icon to save/share your comparison set
  7. View the 1818 and 1831 editions of Frankenstein

Hathi Trust Research Center and Research Portal

Use the Hathi Trust Research Center to search for and access a library of scanned and OCRed books and journals. Use the Research Portal to run simple analysis on those same volumes. 

  1. Visit sharc.hathitrust.org and create an account
  2. Go to the Worksets tab to view worksets created by other users, or create your own workset in the workset builder
  3. Go to the Algorithms tab to explore different tests you can run on a workset
    1. Use Meandre_Tagcloud and Meandre_Tagcloud_with_Cleaning to generate a word cloud and list of most frequent words
    2. Use Meandre_Dunning_LogLikelihood_to_Tagcloud to compare word frequency in two different volumes of sets of volumes
    3. Use Meandre_Topic_Modeling to generate "topics" - clusters of words in the workset that are likely to occur close together
  4. After running your algorithm, find your results in the Results tab




Use Voyant to perform simple text analysis and generate a variety of visualizations. Voyant has excellent documentation to learn more about using the various tools: docs.voyant-tools.org/start/ 

  1. Visit voyant-tools.org/ to add texts to analyze
    1. You have options to paste in text, paste in a URL, or upload files 
    2. You can load text in a variety of formats - plain text, html, xml, pdf, rtf, and ms word
  2. Explore the different results windows to see different types of analysis, or 
  3. Click on the disc icon to save your texts for later, or to export texts into a variety of other visualization tools
  4. View Lyrical Ballads broken down by individual poem in Voyant


Library Databases for Literary Research