DH Tools

There are many digital tools available for use in the digital humanities, some made specifically for dh and others that can be re-purposed quite effectively for Humanities research. This list includes both tools that Duke supports and tools that have been used by Duke digital projects. This is not an exhaustive list of tools available for use in digital humanities research. For a more extensive list of tools, check out the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative tools webpage, Alan Liu's DH Resources for Building Projects site, or Miriam Posner's DH101 Resource Guide.

Agisoft PhotoScan is stand-alone software that produces 2-D elevation models and geometrically corrected aerial photos of a landscape and 3D models of an object by performing the photogrammetric process on many digital images.
Find help using tool at Duke: No
Stage(s) in research process to use: publication
ArcGIS for Desktop is a propriety software for collecting and managing data that allows one to create professional maps and perform traditional and advanced spatial analysis.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis
Arc Online is a proprietary cloud-based application for creating and sharing and mapping data.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis, publication
DH Press is a flexible, repurposable, extensible digital humanities toolkit designed for non-technical users as a plugin for the Wordpress CMS.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis, publication
Drupal is content management software that is used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: collection, publication
The Duke immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE) came on-line in 2006 representing the fourth 6-sided CAVE-like system in the United States. The DiVE is a 3m x 3m x 3m stereoscopic rear projected room with head and hand tracking and real time computer graphics. All six surfaces – the four walls, the ceiling and the floor – are used as screens onto which computer graphics are displayed. The DiVE offers a fully immersive experience to the user, who literally walks into the virtual world.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis, publication
Toolkits allows Duke faculty, students and staff to create and define online communities or groups and then control access and rights to various online tools, such as Duke WordPress, Sakai, Sympa email lists, Duke Video and wikis in Confluence.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: management
GeoNode is a web-based application for uploading and sharing geospatial files like data files with latittude and longitude coordinates and georectified historical maps.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: publication
Gephi is a tool to explore data and create graphs and networks.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis
Juxta Editions is a professional editing suite for the creation of digital scholarly editions. It provides assistance during the entire process of preparing a digital edition, from transcribing texts to editing and annotating them, to publishing online.
Find help using tool at Duke: No
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis, publication
Lentil is an application for harvesting and displaying images and videos from Instagram based on hashtags.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: collection
Mapbox is a subscription-based web mapping platform. 
Find help using tool at Duke: No
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis, publication
Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines. As a suite of add-on tools for Omeka, it opens new possibilities for hand-crafted, interactive spatial and temporal interpretation.Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: analysis, publication
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: collection, publication
OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data.  OpenRefine can be used to scrape data from websites or convert data between formats.  It also makes it easy to save the processing steps to a file that can be loaded back into the tool at a later time, making it easy to repeat the process again on a different set of data.
Find help using tool at Duke: Yes
Stage(s) in research process to use: collection, analysis, management

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