- Students will explore existing Scalar works in order to get ideas for their own projects
- Students will be able to describe and distinguish among the six basic elements of Scalar (page, object/media, path, tag, annotation, comment)
- Students will develop a better understanding of (and appreciation for) how rich media content can be organized in various ways using Scalar 2
- Students will create a small Scalar project sample that incorporates text, image, audio, and video related to their digital projects
Outline for today’s workshop:
1. What is Scalar? How does it differ from other content management systems like WordPress?
2. How do you put things together in Scalar? How does a non-hierarchical structure work?
3. The main building blocks — pages and media
4. The main relationships – paths, tags, and annotations
5. Hands on!
Examples to refer to:
Scalar 2.0 User’s Guide — a little out of date because we have version 2.5, but still very useful
University of Illinois libguide on Scalar — there are some great examples of Scalar-produced books by students and others here.