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Tools for Digital Scholarship & Data

This guide is a curated list of tools for digital scholarship and research data projects.

Digital Publishing

UK’s institutional repository, UKnowledge, stores, organizes, and provides open and stable worldwide access to scholarship, data, and creative works generated by the UK community. By managing and preserving your research outputs in a free, secure, and stable online location, you can increase the discoverability of your work and elevate your research profile.  Additionally, UK Libraries mints Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for research made available through UKnowledge and provides usage and engagement statistics so that you may track its impact throughout its lifecycle. Find out more in our UKnowledge Guide.




Google Sites

is a free website builder. This tool can be used to design and organize your site as well as share administrative and/or editing privileges for collaborative sites. Google Analytics can be used to track usage. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create a Google account first.



is a free website builder. Initially, most widely known as a blogging tool, WordPress has become a very popular tool for creating websites of all kinds including those of a scholarly nature. To utilize a broader menu of features, pricing plans are available.



is a free, open-source, web publishing platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits.



is a free, open source 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 also gives authors tools to structure essay- and book-length works in ways that take advantage of the unique capabilities of digital writing, including nested, recursive, and non-linear formats. The platform also supports collaborative authoring and reader commentary.