Tropy – Research Photo Manegement

Tropy is free, open-source software that allows you to organize and describe photographs of research material. Once you have imported your photos into Tropy, you can combine photos into items (e.g., photos of the three pages of a letter into a single item), and group photos into lists. You can also describe the content of a photograph. Tropy uses customizable metadata templates with multiple fields for different properties of the content of your photo, for example, title, date, author, box, folder, collection, archive. You can enter information in the template for an individual photo or select multiple photos and add or edit information to them in bulk. Tropy also lets you tag photos. You can also add one or more notes to a photo; a note could be a transcription of a document. A search function lets you find material in your photos, using metadata, tags, and notes.

  • Tropy is not photo editing software (e.g., Photoshop). It offers only basic editing functions (rotate, crop, zoom, and a few others) sufficient to allow you to make the content of a photo legible.
  • Tropy is not a citation manager (e.g., Zotero). It does not capture metadata from online catalogs or finding aids. It does not generate citations for use in word-processing software.
  • Tropy is not a platform for writing up your research (e.g., DEVONthink). While it does allow you to take notes attached to photos, you cannot use it to create any other kind of document.
  • Tropy is not a platform for presenting your research online (e.g., Omeka). It operates on your personal computer, not on a server. You can export your projects to JSON-LD and to Omeka S, where you can create online exhibits.

https://tropy.org/

KerkoApp

KerkoApp is a web application that uses Kerko to provide a user-friendly search and browsing interface for sharing a bibliography managed with the Zotero reference manager. It is built in Python with the Flask framework.

Although this application may be deployed as is on a web server, it is primarily meant to serve as an example on how to integrate Kerko into a Flask application.

Basic configuration options can be set with environment variables, but for more advanced customizations one should consider building a custom application (possibly using KerkoApp as a starting point), and configuring Kerko through its Python interface.

https://github.com/whiskyechobravo/kerkoapp

ZotFile

Zotfile is a Zotero plugin to manage your attachments: automatically rename, move, and attach PDFs (or other files) to Zotero items, sync PDFs from your Zotero library to your (mobile) PDF reader (e.g. an iPad, Android tablet, etc.) and extract annotations from PDF files.

http://zotfile.com/

TemaTres

TemaTres is an open source vocabulary server, web application to manage and exploit vocabularies, thesauri, taxonomies and formal representations of knowledge. Require PHP, MySql and HTTP Web server.

https://www.vocabularyserver.com/

Publons

Publons aims to speed up research by harnessing the power of peer review. 

We provide a platform that allows researchers to track, verify and be recognised for their peer review and editorial work. A researcher’s peer review and editorial contributions can be displayed on their public Publons profile to show the world the impact they have on their research field and enhance their career. 

https://publons.com

Voyant Tools

Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis environment. It’s designed to make it easy for you to work with your own text or collection of texts in a variety of formats, including plain text, HTML, XML, PDF, RTF, and MS Word.

https://voyant-tools.org/

OpenTexts

OpenTexts is an experimental service that provides free & open access to the digitised text collections.

OpenTexts.World is a search engine collating the digitised records of many different libraries worldwide. Clicking a record’s title will take you to a third-party site for that particular record. If you want to return to your search, use your browser’s back button to return to OpenTexts.

https://opentexts.world/