Scalar Project Support For USC Courses

Ahmanson Lab: Faculty Support for Digital Exhibits and Multimedia Research Projects in Fall 2021 Courses

The Ahmanson Lab will offer support to faculty who utilize Scalar in their Fall 2021 courses. Scalar is an open-source authoring and publishing platform, supported by USC Libraries, Dornsife, and the School of Cinematic Arts, and used by faculty and students in college and university courses worldwide to create born-digital, media-rich research projects and exhibitions.

Priority will be given to projects that make use of USC Libraries’ Digital Collections, offering students imaginative ways to engage, analyze or visualize primary materials. Examples of such projects developed with faculty and students in 2019-2020 can be seen below. See here for a wider selection of Scalar projects for which the Ahmanson Lab has provided support.


Successful applicants will receive robust support from the Ahmanson Lab. Dedicated Lab personnel will be assigned to each course to train students and/or faculty in Scalar and to provide semester-long support with project design, development, and implementation. Faculty may also have access to other library resources, including subject area specialists.

We invite all faculty to apply for support here. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 13th, 2021. Faculty will be notified as to whether they will receive support on Monday, August 16th.

Please reach out to Curtis Fletcher at with any questions.