Adopt a place for Valentine's dayPleiades places are looking for love and this year you can give it to them (it never hurts to get ready for Valentine's Day early). It will only take a few minutes of your time.
Here are some examples of things you could do (many of them quickly) to enhance the content in Pleiades:
- Add a modern name for an ancient settlement (see, for example: http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/579885, sub "Names:")
- Add Greek orthography to an existing ancient name record that only has a transliteration (compare, for example, http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/638753/stauropolis and http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599612/arsinoeia)
- Add a link to a corresponding entry in:
- Wikipedia (e.g., http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/142847211, sub "References:")
- The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites at Perseus (e.g., http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599659, sub "References")
- FastiOnline (e.g., http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/481808, sub "References")
- Add a link to the website of a current excavation of that site (e.g., http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/550595, sub "Details" and "References")
- Add a link to a book in the Internet Archive or Google Books that treats the place or name in question (e.g., http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/638753/ninoe, sub "Primary Reference Citations:")
- Flesh out the description of a place
- A little bit (e.g., compare http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/912910/ to the original version of the resource, as imported)
- A lot (e.g., compare http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/727153 to the original version)Here are some ways you could use links to Pleiades to enrich content elsewhere on the web
- Add a Pleiades URI to a blog post or web site that you author or edit (e.g., http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2011/01/schliemann-diaries-online-at-ascsa.html -- scroll down)
- Add a Pleiades URI to comments on a Flickr or Panoramio or Picasa image (e.g., http://www.flickr.com/photos/isawnyu/5054947503/)Feel free to suggest other ways (with links to examples, where appropriate) in the comments.
How to get started
Are you a registered Pleiades user? If not, please visit the Pleiades Community page and follow the instructions there.
If you are a registered Pleiades user and you want to make a modification to a place resource:
- log in
- use the search box to find the place resource you're interested in changing
- select "actions" ... "check out"
- choose "parent folder" from the checkout dialog
- select the "edit" tab
- make and save your changes as many times as you like (you're working on a private copy of the original that only you can see)
- once you're happy with the results, select "state: drafting" and change it to "submit for review"
- the editors will review your suggested changes and be in touch via email if they have any questions ... otherwise they'll add your name to the "creator" or "contributor" field (as appropriate) and publish the changes so everyone can see themGet stuck?
Ask a question on the pleiades-community list, to which all Pleiades users are automatically subscribed.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011
Pleiades recruiting active participants
Tom Elliott writes at horothesia:
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