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Digital Mappa has been made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, the British Library, Drew University, UW-Madison’s Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, and UW-Madison’s English Department. The project is dedicated to every institution that is making its digital holdings freely available to all – the next generation of Humanities scholarship cannot happen without you.

completely open-access,

browser-based software

so you can install it on either an institutional server or your own personal server in the cloud, or even your own local server

If you're already affiliated with an instance of DM on an institutional server, like at a college, university or library, then you're all ready to go. If you're not, then you'll need to set up your own instance of DM on a local server or, more likely, a server in the cloud.

Getting your own server in the cloud is pretty cheap and easy from cloud server providers like DigitalOcean and Amazon Lightsail, but setting up your own instance of DM does take some background in IT network/system administration.

Okay, you're in, now what's next?

Wonderful, we are thrilled to have you join usHere you can explore showcase projects and see what other people have already been creating.

Here you can also take a look at the help guide tutorial materials we've put together for project viewers and creators

You can also take a look at the DM 2.0 User Requirements page to more learn about the technical

specifics of the browser-based software

When you think you're ready to get started, then go over to our page for new users where you can find everything you need to know to set up your own instance of DM on a personal server in the cloud.