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Scalar: About

What is Scalar?

Scalar is an open-source platform used to showcase scholarship in a non-linear format. Created by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at the University of Southern California, Scalar intends to move away from the linear nature of physical books by allowing the creator to guide the viewer through their content in a variety of customizable pathways.

This guide will introduce you to Scalar's platform and give you initial guidance for creating a "book" to showcase your research. If there is any information you cannot find in this guide, you can refer to Scalar's own guide. If you're a visual learner, these YouTube videos by Chapman University are an excellent resource. 


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