Monday, June 10, 2013

Curious about Scalar? Sign up for a free webinar!

Following up on their recent Beta release, the Scalar development team is offering free online webinars to help new users and the curious learn the platform more easily. The “Intro” webinars will cover the basics of Scalar: fundamental concepts, a review of existing Scalar books, and a hands-on introduction to the main Scalar features such as paths, importing media and annotations. A series of intermediate workshops (dates TBA) will delve into more advanced topics including how to effectively use visualizations, annotating with media and an intro to creating custom appearances in Scalar.

Dates and times for Intro webinars:
  • Friday, June 14, 10am-12pm PST
  • Thursday, July 11th, 10am-12pm PST
  • Thursday, August 1st, 10am-12pm PST
  • Thursday, August 15th, 10am-12pm PST

Spaces are limited, so sign up now!  To register for the online webinars, email micha c├írdenas, mmcarden at usc dot edu.

Scalar is a free, open source authoring and 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 Platform — Trailer from IML @ USC on Vimeo.

Learn more at http://scalar.usc.edu