Open Source Tools for Exhibit Building

As we all navigate through a world with more online meetings, learning, and events than ever before, finding a way to express our thoughts visually has presented new challenges and opportunities. There are a lot of exciting ways to incorporate exhibits and webpages into your classes or Digital Humanities projects, whether you’re using your own photos, items from Digital Collections, or research collected during your last visit to Special Collections. USF Libraries subscribes to two of the leading platforms for creating exhibit content, Omeka and ArcGIS StoryMaps. Below, we’ll introduce both of those platforms along with other open source and subscription-based platforms available to USF students.


Trint Transcription Service

Post written by Jane Duncan. A comprehensive oral history interview can sometimes run up to 3 hours long. If you’ve ever transcribed an oral history, you know it can take at least 4 hours of typing for every hour of audio, if … Continue Reading


Media and Copyright in the Classroom

Incorporating media into online classes should be simple, right? Barbara Lewis and LeEtta Schmidt, USF Libraries’ Digital Learning Librarian and Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian, made an open presentation to address these questions and help USF faculty move their courses and instructional activities online.


Emaze for presentations

In this Digital Dialogs Tools of the Trade post, we’re going to talk about a different kind of online tool: eMaze (https://emaze.com).  Emaze is an online tool for creating presentations, websites, blogs, photo albums, and e-cards.  This post will concentrate on presentations … Continue Reading


Digital Learning Objects & Tools to Supplement Instruction

Students and instructors may feel hard pressed to locate resources to replicate the learning experiences of physical classrooms as classes and course work move to an online environment. The USF Libraries has created a guide to capture these resources and provide instructors an access point to curated collections of digital learning objects and tools.


Mind Mapping

*post by Barbara Lewis and LeEtta Schmidt Mind and concept mapping are processes by which ideas, knowledge, and problems are visually documented and organized. While there are differences between mind maps (single topic, center-out hierarchical structure, documenting ideas/brainstorming) and concepts maps (complex … Continue Reading


Evaluating and picking the right tool to help your research

Your copyright librarian here.  While I find all aspects of copyright fascinating, of particular interest to me is how authors, writers, composers, etc., feel about copyright and the idea of intellectual property.  I’ve been gathering massive amounts of information on this topic … Continue Reading


Tools Intro – Tiki-Toki

Digital storytelling, text analysis, data visualization, online exhibits, web scraping, etc. All of these are some of the ways in which digital humanists, digital social scientists, digital scientists – let’s just call them digital-ists – collect, process, analysis, and disseminate their research. … Continue Reading


Voyant Tools

Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis platform designed to help scholars and students with both macroscopic and microscopic analysis of textual works. It was designed by Stefan Sinclair (McGill University) and Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta) and is open-source … Continue Reading