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Category: Application

Description: A single, standalone networked application, typically deployed on the Web.


Technologies in this category
Name Adoption Readiness Status Governance Business Form
Content Mine ContentMine is a suite of tools to extract raw data from tables and graphs for the purposes of facilitating data reuse and reanalysis and meta-analyses.
Not Classified TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Commercial Vendor
Dataverse Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
dokieli dokieli is a general-purpose client-side tool for decentralised article publishing, annotations and social interactions based on open Web standards and best practices. dokieli positions itself in a decentralised and interoperable information space where researchers can exercise their autonomy by controlling their identifiers and identities whilst fulfilling the core functions of scientific communication (registration, awareness, certification, archiving).
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Not Classified
DSpace Open source institutional repository software
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Electric Book Manager Electric Book is a Jekyll-based tool for producing print PDF, digital PDF, EPUB, website, and app versions of books from a single markdown, YAML, and HTML-based content source. It was developed by consultancy and service provider Electric Book Works.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
EPrints Services EPrints is a free and open-source software package for building open access repositories.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Fedora Fedora is a modular, open source repository system for the management and dissemination of digital content.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Fidus Writer Fidus Writer is a web-based, collaborative editor made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas. Fidus Writer offers a visual editing interface, real-time editing collaboration, a commenting/review workflow system, and a variety of export formats. Fidus provides hosting and styled templates for a monthly fee.
Not Classified TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Commercial Vendor
Haplo Repository Haplo is an open source repository platform for research outputs.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
Hyku Hyku is the official name of the repository product that is a main deliverable of the Hydra-in-a-Box project. Hyku is a flexiblem next-generation digital repository solution.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
HykuUP HykuUP is a fully-managed (hosted), customizable implementation of the open source Hyku digital repository platform.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
Hyrax Hyrax is an open-source, Samvera-powered repository front-end. Samvera and Hyrax are [described here](https://hyrax.samvera.org/about/) and also https://github.com/samvera/hyrax/wiki/Hyrax-Management-Guide
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Janeway Janeway is journal management software developed by the Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing for the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) at Birkbeck, University of London. Janeway integrates Crossref, iThenticate, Portico, and CLOCKSS services to provide a full-featured OA journal publishing platform. Janeway is a Django-based web application.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Libero Producer Libero Editor is the first of three journal publishing modules developed by eLife. Libero Editor is based on Substance.io's Texture editor which provides a visual, browser-based JATS XML editing and viewing interface.
Single TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Libero Publisher Libero Publisher is the third of three journal publishing modules developed by eLife. Libero Publisher provides post-production hosting, publication, and journal management functions, including dashboards, ElasticSearch, and APIs for third-party integration.
Single TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Libero Reviewer Libero Reviewer is the second of three journal publishing modules developed by eLife. Libero Reviewer handles article submission and peer review workflow management. It is built on the Coko Foundation's PubSweet framework and was designed in collaboration with Coko and Hindawi.
Not Classified TR3 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Mukurtu Mukurtu is a content management system developed by Washington State University to serve as a repository for Indigenous communities to manage, share, and exchange their digital heritage in culturally relevant and ethically minded ways.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Omeka Omeka is a web-based platform for creating and sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. Initially developed at George Mason University and sustained by the Corporation for Digital Scholarship, Omeka has been primarily targeted towards libraries, museums, historical societies, and the like. Omeka enables institutions to publish collections and narrative exhibits to the web easily, but its publishing features, standards-based metadata, collection management, and authoring tools make it a publishing system more generally. Omeka S, a newer variant than Omeka Classic, supports multiple publications from a single installation, with a linked open data infrastructure.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Open Monograph Press Open Monograph Press (OMP) is a book-oriented workflow manager and online publishing platform. Developed by the Public Knowledge Project, it shares its codebase with Open Journal Systems. OMP can handle monographs and edited volumes with multiple authors, as well as manage author submissions, editor assignments, reviewers, indexers, and others in book production. OMP is one of very few open-source tools that produce the trade-industry standard ONIX metadata. Its public-facing side can feature thumbnail covers in a vatalog view, as well as Spotlight marketing features.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
OSF Preprints Branded preprint servers backed by the OSF.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Peer Community In The “Peer Community in” (PCI) is a non-profit scientific organization that aims to create specific communities of researchers reviewing and recommending, for free, unpublished preprints in their field
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Phenom Reviewer Phenom Review is Hindawi's article submission and editorial workflow module. It is built on the Coko Foundation's PubSweet framework, and is designed in collaboration with Coko and eLife. Phenom Review is part of a larger suite of tools in early development, which will comprise "Producer" and "Publisher" modules similar to eLife's Libero suite.
Single TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
Phenom Screener Phenom Screener is Hindawi's module that performs ethical and technical checks on article submissions including plagiarism screening, identity verification, materials checking, and fraud prevention.
Single TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
Pressbooks Pressbooks is a web-based book editing and production system that exports in multiple formats: ebooks, webbooks, print-ready PDF, and various XML types. The system is built on top of Wordpress, but makes significant changes to the admin interface, presentation layer, and export routines to for web, ebook, and print formats. Pressbooks is widely used in the open textbook and open educational resouces community.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
Rua Rua is a book publishing workflow management application developed by Ubiquity Press and is "designed to assist with the monograph publishing life cycle" from proposal to publication. Rua forms the core of the Ubiquity Book Manager service. Rua is designed around the Django framework.
Single TR3 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Commercial Vendor
Quire Quire is a book production tool developed by the J Paul Getty Trust. It is a multiformat publishing framework that can create digital and print books, such as museum and gallery exhibition catalogues, collected volumes, and scholarly monographs. Quire is designed around the Hugo static-site generator tool, which can compile and export books, working from markdown source. Quire has extensive support for media, including rich image metadata handling. It is currently without an explicit open-source license.
Single TR3 Actively Maintained Not Classified Non-profit Organisation
Scalar Scalar is a multimedia authoring and publishing platform developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at University of Southern California. Scalar is designed for long-form, digital native scholarly research. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with text in a variety of ways with minimal technical expertise required. The platform also supports collaborative authoring workflows and reader commentary.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Shiny Shiny is an authoring and editorial development software developed by RStudio. It allows users to interact with web-based interactive applications that contain data and analysis using R. Shiny can create standalone apps on a webpage or embed them in R Markdown documents or build dashboards. Shiny requires only a R installation and a web browser.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Commercial Vendor
Stencila Stencila is an authoring and editorial development software developed by Code for Science & Society. It provides an integrated word processor, coding (R, Python, and SQL), and spreadsheet interface in the browser, and the resulting interactive document (using the same file format used by the Texture editor, with which Stencila shares code) is shareable and publishable. Stencila's "Converters" module is a Pandoc-based collection of import and export routines. eLife's "Reproducable Document Stack" initiative is based on Stencila.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
Ubiquity Repositories Ubiquity repositories are cloud hosted and open source, with no lock-in. Suitable for both large and small institutions, they provide high-quality hosting of publications, special collections, theses, Open Educational Resources and research data all in one place.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
Vega Vega is a media-rich authoring and editorial development platform hosted at Wayne State University Libraries. It offers a range of features and workflows to create, review, and share data, media, and text. Its ability to include information in a variety of representations (text, image, sound) makes it easier to communicate scholarly information to different audiences. Vega also supports typical academic publishing processes and gives users control over editorial and peer review workflows.
Not Classified TR3 Actively Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Vivliostyle Vivliostyle is a CSS- and browser-based typesetting tool for digital and print publishing that adds book typography and layout capability of web browsers, supporting paginated EPUB and web publications or export to PDF. Vivliostyle complies with W3C standardization of CSS typesetting specifications. Vivliostyle.js was designed based on Peter Sorotokin's EPUB Adaptive Layout implementation.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Editoria Editoria is an open-source authoring, editing, and workflow system initially developed by Coko in partnership with the Editoria community underwritten by fiscal sponsor Aspiration Tech and funded by the Mellon Foundation. Editoria is a web-based tool for producing scholarly monographs in both print and ebook forms. Coko's PubSweet framework and Wax editor are underlying technologies in Editoria. Paged.js is available as a print production pathway, as are other format outputs.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Fulcrum Fulcrum is the University of Michigan Library's ebook hosting, preservation, and media integration platform, devloped on top of the Samvera repository platform. Fulcrum allows authors and publishers to integrate multimedia elements into a book—linked from a print book or directly integrated in an ebook—while providing a robust, richly described, and accessible reader environment and a discoverability platform for ebook collections. Fulcrum is a platform available to UMichigan Press authors, as well as a service offered to other publishers. Fulcrum makes use of epub.js, AblePlayer, Hypothes.is, and Editoria (in testing) to provide basic and enhanced functionality.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Invenio Invenio is an open source project that was initially developed by CERN. The Invenio brand covers a suite of currently three main products developed by the Invenio community: 1) InvenioRDM - a repository/document management platform 2) InvenioILS - an integrated library system 3) Invenio Framework - a code library to build large-scale information systems such as InvenioRDM and InvenioILS
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Non-profit Organisation
Lodel Lodel is the journal publishing software for the French OpenEdition publishing platform. It provides content management and import/conversion to bring word processor documents into an XML-based article production environment.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Episciences.org Episciences.org is a hosting platform for creating open access overlay journals. It is developed and managed by the CCSD (Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe). The Episciences.org platform supports submission of manuscripts via deposit in an open archive, peer review management, and publication.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Rebus Ink Rebus Ink is a web-based digital reading application built to help scholars construct arguments. It's a personal, online workspace that lets you do more with digital texts, focusing on scholarly reading and research, note-taking, citations, and collections management. Rebus Ink is built on open principles: open source, open web, open APIs, with a focus on user-data portability and privacy.
Single TR3 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
PubPub PubPub is an online authoring and publishing platform developed by MIT Press and the MIT Knowledge Futures Group. It supports community-based collaborative drafting, review, and publication of scholarly work "using an integrated and iterative process." It supports journals, books, lab communications and events. PubPub is designed to be centrally hosted, and PubPub provides publishing services as part of a tiered-price hosting package. See also community forum: https://github.com/pubpub/pubpub/discussions
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Jupyter Notebook Jupyter Notebook is a web-based notebook environment for interactive computing, part of the mutifacted Project Jupyter (formerly iPython) which seeks to provide an open platform and toolkit for interactive and reproducible computing. It is a browser-based application that facilitates creation and sharing of documents that contain live code (over 40 programming languages), equations, visualizations, and narrative text.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Manifold Scholarship Manifold is a collaborative, web-based scholarly publishing system designed by the University of Minnesota Press and the CUNY Graduate Center. Manifold provides a dynamic approach to publishing book-length works capable of gathering commentary, annotation, and revisions within the publication. Built to publish long-form digital monographs, Manifold is also used in service of open educational resources, journals, and collaborative scholarly projects. Tt is currently used by twenty-eight publishers, including the University of Minnesota Press, the City University of New York, and the University of Arizona Press, as well as digital humanities centers and teaching and learning centers.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Open Journal Systems Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)