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Online Publishing Platforms

Want to share your work openly? Look here for workshops and tools to support sharing your work with wider publics.


What support is available for Online Publishing?


First Fridays: Teaching with Digital Scholarship Tools Open Chat
Digital Scholarship Project Help Office Hours
  • Get started with digital projects and the platforms available to share your work openly. Summer office hours are held virtually on Fridays from 2:30-3:30pm. You will need to sign in with your UW NETID.



Introduction to Omeka Workshop

Organize your collection of images and create your own online exhibits using Omeka! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of adding items to Omeka, creating collections of images, and putting them in conversation with one another through exhibits.

Available to: Current students, faculty, and staff

Offered: Quarterly

Next Session: TBA

Create the World’s Fastest Book: Manifold Workshop

Explore Manifold, a digital book publishing platform that incorporates media, visualizations, and more into your text. You'll walk away from this workshop with your own text or a public domain text of your choice loaded into Manifold and understanding of how to seamlessly annotate a Manifold text with text and media.

Available to: Current students, faculty, and staff

Offered: Quarterly

Digital Scholarship Coffee Hour

A community gathering where students and faculty bring their digital scholarship projects to share and ask for advice from the fellow digital scholarship practitioners. These community presenters are solicited as the invitation goes out.

Available to: Faculty and graduate students

Offered: Will be monthly during the academic year (except the third month of the quarter)

Digital Scholarship for East Asian Studies

This series is two-fold: speaker series (first month of the quarter) and hands-on workshop series (second month of the quarter) that introduce some of the digital scholarship methods and tools using the examples from East Asian Studies.

Available to: Anyone

Offered: Will be monthly during the academic year (except the third month of the quarter)




  • Manifold
    • Share your research openly or build a critical edition or digital book with your class using Manifold, a digital book publishing software. Manifold can also be used to gather feedback on drafts of a text through annotations or can allow you to share conference proceedings with broad audiences.


    • Omeka
      • Collect, describe, and share research images and artifacts in this easy-to-use platform; it’s like your very own virtual museum!


      • WordPress
        • WordPress makes it easy to organize a wide range of content including oral histories, video and more.


        • ArcGIS StoryMaps
          • Create inspiring, immersive stories by combining text, interactive maps, and other multimedia content, and quickly and easily share your map with others.


          • ResearchWorks
            • Preserve your original work in University of Washington’s institutional repository.


            • Pressbooks
              • A free, easy, and professional self-publishing platform to create an open textbook or other open online course resource.