About Manifold Scholarship

Manifold is a free-to-install and easy-to-use platform to publish and read networked, media-rich books on the web.

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Manifold Scholarship is an initiative to develop a platform for publishing networked, iterative, media-rich, and interactive monographs on the web. A joint partnership between the University of Minnesota Press, the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Cast Iron Coding (Portland, OR), the open-source platform was released in March 2018.

Manifold is a mobile native application that is compatible on all modern devices—smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and desktops. Readers have a beautiful, deep reading experience that encourages discussion and fosters community; publishers can quickly turn existing ebook files into online publications. Built from the ground up, the platform is reliable, fast, responsive, and intuitive for users, and suitable for a wide range of projects, from media enriched to text-only.

The Manifold team is currently focused on expanding the potential uses of the platform, fine-tuning its capabilities and developing new features, and providing consultations for publishers, librarians, and other who wish to install and use the platform to publish works. To learn more about Manifold, please check out the links below or send us an email.

About the platform: manifoldapp.org

University of Minnesota Press Manifold installation: manifold.umn.edu

Manifold is funded with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.