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Geotemporal Exhibit Builder for Collections of Archives and Artifacts

neatlineLike Omeka1? You might love Neatline.

Neatline, a creation of the Scholars’s Lab, is a geo-temporal exhibit builder that uses archives and artifacts from an Omeka collection to create interactive timelines and maps.

Neatline imports collections created in Omeka and makes it possible to plot them on a map. Text, images, and timelines can be added to points of interest on the map, or a stand-alone timeline can be created. No special software is required to view completed Neatline “exhibits.”

There are many ways to navigate through an exhibit created with Neatline. A user can click on a point of interest on the map, a title, or click through the timeline. The simple layout of Neatline makes it a valuable visualization tool for digital humanists.

To learn more, visit the Neatline site.

Below is a screenshot of an exhibit I built in Neatline from an Omeka Collection.


  1. If you’re not familiar with¬†Omeka, it’s a free, open source content management system for online digital collections.

Tech Spotlight: Ben Johnston on Digital Humanities

February 21, 2012: Technology Spotlight – Ben Johnston on Digital Humanities

In this session on the digital humanities, Ben goes over the definition, examples, and best practices in digital humanities, or the digital study of the human condition. Highlights include an overview of the Whitman Archive, image collection analysis, and encoding of text and semantic metadata, such as the implementation of  Text Encoding Initiative, or TEI markup. Watch the video below to see the entire presentation.

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Ngram Viewer

Google Lab’s new tool, the Books Ngram Viewer allows you to search the corpus of Google Books for up to 5 keywords over a certain period of time. The Ngram Viewer displays a graph chart to show you how often that work was published in the Google Books corpus over that period of time. If you would like to try out this visualization tool (which is free), click on the link below:


Digital Humanities Now: Real Time Crowd Sourcing Website for Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities Now is a website that collects tweets and post them that are from people in the Digital Humanities discipline. It is completely crowd sourced and is passively edited by 274 Digital Humanities scholars. This is a great resource site if you work in the the field of Digital Humanities or a related field. Digital Humanities Now was created by Dan Cohen, assisted by Jeremy Boggs, and is a production of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. To learn more or to view the website, click on the following link: