Microsoft Windows

tool: Omeka

Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka falls at a crossroads of Web Content Management, Collections Management, and Archival Digital Collections Systems. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. It brings Web 2.0 technologies and approaches to academic and cultural websites to foster user interaction and participation. It makes top-shelf design easy with a simple and flexible templating system. Its robust open-source developer and user communities underwrite Omeka’s stability and sustainability. Omeka allows users to publish cultural heritage objects, extend its functionality with themes and plugins, and curate online exhibits with digital objects.
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Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
Collaborative publishingData publishing and dissemination
Desktop publishing and pre-pressData publishing and dissemination
General project managementStrategy and project management
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
Interface designData publishing and dissemination
Resource sharingData publishing and dissemination
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DSpace

tool: FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager

Open source Digital Asset Management solution designed for medium size preservation, cataloguing, media archiving and batch transcoding.
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AnimationPractice-led research
Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
Collaborative publishingData publishing and dissemination
CollatingData analysis
Content analysisData analysis
CurationStrategy and project management
Data miningData analysis
General project managementStrategy and project management
Graphical interaction (synchronous)Communication and collaboration
Graphical renderingData structuring and enhancement
Image feature measurementData analysis
Image manipulationPractice-led research
Image segmentationData analysis
IndexingData analysis
Manual input and transcriptionData capture
OverlayingData analysis
PhotographyPractice-led research
PreservationStrategy and project management
Record linkagesData structuring and enhancement
Resource sharingCommunication and collaboration
Server scriptingData publishing and dissemination
Statistical analysisData analysis
Streaming mediaData publishing and dissemination
Text encoding - presentationalData structuring and enhancement
Text encoding - referentialData structuring and enhancement
Text miningData analysis
Text recognitionData capture
Textual interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Textual interaction (synchronous)Communication and collaboration
Use of existing digital dataData capture
User contributed contentData publishing and dissemination
Video and moving image compressionData structuring and enhancement
Video editingPractice-led research
Video post productionPractice-led research
Video-based interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
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tool: Pro Tools

Pro Tools is an audio creation and production software. With Pro Tools it is possible to compose, record, edit, and mix music or sound for picture — all within one system.
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Audio mixingPractice-led research
Music recognitionData capture
Sound analysisData analysis
Sound compressionData structuring and enhancement
Sound editingData structuring and enhancement
Sound editingPractice-led research
Sound encodingData structuring and enhancement
Sound encoding - MIDIData structuring and enhancement
Sound generationData capture
Sound generationPractice-led research
Sound recordingData capture
Sound recordingPractice-led research
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Cubase, Reaper, Nuendo

tool: Oracle Database

Oracle Database is a relational database management system (RDBMS).
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Data miningData analysis
Manual input and transcriptionData capture
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Firebird, Ingres

tool: EndNote

EndNote is a reference management software tool used to organise references, images and PDFs in any language. References may be added manually or by importing from EndNote to instantly create bibliographies and figure lists.
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Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
CollatingData analysis
CollocatingData analysis
Desktop publishing and pre-pressData publishing and dissemination
DocumentationStrategy and project management
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Reference Manager, Zotero, Mendeley

tool: Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX) is an open source graphics software tool used by video game developers, motion picture studios and architectural visualisers for modelling and animation projects. One of the most advanced 3D modelling tools in the industry, 3ds Max has been utilised by many CGI-animated films such as Avatar and 2012 to generate computer graphics alongside live acting.
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3d graphic designPractice-led research
3d modelling - interactiveData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorPractice-led research
AnimationData structuring and enhancement
AnimationPractice-led research
Interface designData publishing and dissemination
Resource sharingData publishing and dissemination
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Maya, Poser, Blender

tool: Flickr

Flickr is an online community service that enables registered users to upload, tag, group, comment and rate photographs, artwork, illustrations, screenshots and videos. Images may be shared via Flickr galleries or embedded in external blogs and social media. Hosting approximately 4 billion images, Flickr is also available for unregistered users to search and browse galleries and navigate geospatial maps.
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2d graphic designPractice-led research
2d illustrationPractice-led research
2d scanning and photographyData capture
PhotographyPractice-led research
User contributed contentData publishing and dissemination
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Photobucket

tool: QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress desktop publishing software is commonly used to create page layouts for a variety of print publications such as books, newspapers, magazines, posters and brochures. Similar in function to InDesign, the main differences are Quark's unique features for exporting documents as interactive webpages as well as its widespread use by printers, typesetters and page designers.
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2d graphic designPractice-led research
2d modelling - rasterData structuring and enhancement
Collaborative publishingData publishing and dissemination
Desktop publishing and pre-pressData publishing and dissemination
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
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Adobe InDesign

tool: SharePoint

SharePoint is a collaboration and content management server, composed of a suite of tools, that enable administrators and users to co-ordinate processes (which may be useful for project management), store digital objects, and collaborate with other parties. Sharepoint offers a set of APIs and modules that may be used and extended to provide new functionality or tailor existing functionality to bespoke requirements. Sharepoint is commonly used to host collaborative workspaces, data management system, wikis and blogs.
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Desktop publishing and pre-pressData publishing and dissemination
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
Interface designData publishing and dissemination
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HyperOffice, Intermedia

tool: ABBYY Fine Reader

A highly intelligent OCR (optical character recognition) software for creating editable and searchable electronic files from scanned paper documents, PDFs and digital photographs.
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2d scanningPractice-led research
2d scanning and photographyData capture
Text recognitionData capture
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OmniPage Professional

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