Data Management and Storage

SCARAB Provides preservation of and access to scholarship and research produced by the Bates community. Contact Christina Bell for information.

Etna Network-based collaborative file storage system for scholarship and coursework.

Bates Data Papers Facilitates Data Paper creation and management. A Bates Data Paper is a journal article-style description of a complete data set along with metadata important for describing the provenance of the data.

Google Drive Store, organize, access, and share your digital files.

Lyceum The Bates course management system.

Digital Presentation Tools

Prezi Cloud-based visual presentation tool. Contact Shauna’h Fuegen for more information.

Storify Create multi-media written narratives using social media. Contact Shauna’h Fuegen for more information.

Digital Preservation

Preservica Hosted digital file preservation service for digital files of enduring value to Bates College. Contact College Archivist Michelle Belden for more information.

Archive-It Hosted website preservation service for Bates-affiliated websites of enduring value. Contact College Archivist Michelle Belden for more information.

Mapping and Data Visualization

Google Earth Access satellite and aerial imagery and other geographic data to represent the Earth as a three-dimensional globe. Contact the Imaging Center for more information.


Bates Academic Research and Scholarship Resources (AREAS) Bates College specific information and tools for academic research and scholarship.

EndNote Research management tool that imports bibliographic data from sources in many formats. It is used to organize research, insert citations, create bibliographies, and share and annotate research with others.


Ensemble Hosted video storage and streaming for academic use. Contact the Digital Media Studios for more information.

Digital Media Studios Assists faculty, staff, and students in creating multimedia rich presentations, stories and ideas.

Website Creation

Omeka Free, open source content management system for building online collections and exhibits. Contact Christina Bell for more information.

Google Sites Create, collaborate on, and share websites. Contact Shauna’h Fuegen for more information.

Tumblr A free, simple, and visual blogging platform. Contact Shauna’h Fuegen for more information.

WordPress A Bates-hosted instance of the powerful blogging platform for academic projects. Contact Shauna’h Fuegen for more information.