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What is it?

The UW Press and UW Libraries are pleased to offer Manifold Scholarship, a digital book publishing platform created by University of Minnesota Press. Manifold is unique as it serves as a digital text platform with chapters like a traditional text with the added ability to incorporate media, visualizations, gaming, and more along with the text.  

You may use Manifold to showcase your research or use it in your classroom, offering students an opportunity to annotate texts together in private reading groups, or to produce and share student work. Navigate through this guide for step by step instructions on creating your own Manifold project.

For an overview of Manifold, check out the video below.

What can I do with it?

Manifold can be used to publish journals and student writing, as an alternative to online discussion boards for analyzing texts, for peer review, for conference proceedings, exhibit catalogs, and community-engaged scholarship.

For more details on different Manifold use-cases, check out this slideshow of Manifold examples.

Where can I go for help?

Contact the Tri-campus Digital Scholarship Leads for more information or to set up an account:


Refer to the Manifold Github manual for up-to-date, detailed information and troubleshooting.

If you do better with screenshots, you can follow along with most basic Manifold functions in these Manifold workshop slides

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