Choosing Your Online Publishing Platform: A Crash Course in Scalar


Date(s) - 10/08/2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Co-sponsored by GC Digital Initiatives.

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In this 90-minute workshop, Will Fenton, Director of Research and Public Programs at the Library Company of Philadelphia, will offer a brief tour of his Scalar-based digital humanities project, Digital Paxton, followed by an introduction to Scalar (Alliance for Networking Visual Culture) as an online publishing platform with a comparative analysis to OmekaManifold, and WordPress. In addition to discussing the limitations and affordances of such platforms, Fenton will guide participants through the first steps of developing their own Scalar book or project.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by booking in the RSVP section below. Zoom details will be sent closer to the event.

Dr. William D. Fenton is the Director of Research and Public Programs at the Library Company of Philadelphia. He earned his Ph.D. from Fordham University in August 2018 (Department of English). Will specializes in early American literature and the digital humanities, for which he has received numerous scholarships, fellowships, and awards. His digital humanities project Digital Paxton, served as the foundation of the Ghost River project. Will served as the creative director and project manager of the project, editor of the Ghost River volume, and curator of the eponymous exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

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