Can I add a link to a Wikipedia or DBpedia article?
Please add links to Wikipedia articles where they are relevant. The structure and extent of Wikipedia content has a significant and growing effect on the way search engines and other systems organize results and structure other content. There are some easy steps you can take to add a Wikipedia reference to a Pleiades Place resource that will help our content show up in, and have a useful influence on, the emerging graph of ancient world data (and the web as a whole).
Adding links to other web resources is easy, check out How to add a new reference (link, article, book) to an existing place resource for the step-by-step instructions. But first, if you're doing a Wikipedia article, read on:
Standard Format for a Wikipedia Article Link
If you wish to cite a Wikipedia article on a Place resource because it addresses the same ancient place, please follow these procedures:
- Find the appropriate article in Wikipedia and copy its URI for the appropriate page (e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buthrotum). Note also the title of the article.
- Add or check out and edit a Pleiades Place resource.
- Fill out the various fields appropriately.
- Add a reference to the Place resource ("References" tab). See FAQ 21 for overall guidance on references.
- In the "Reference identifier" field, paste in the Wikipedia URI.
- In the "Specific citation" field, type a short, human-readable reference that looks like this example: "Wikipedia, Buthrotum". If you are citing an article from an edition of Wikipedia that is in a language other than English, please indicate the language in parentheses (e.g., "Wikipedia (Greek), Βουθρωτό"). Typically, the date of retrieval should be omitted. See Retrieval Dates below for more information.
- Set a "Citation Type". This will usually be "See Further", but see Citation Types below for more information.
- Click "Save"
- Submit for review.
In almost all cases, references to Wikipedia should use the "See Further" citation type. However, if you wish to cite a Wikipedia article on a Name resource because that article provides evidence for current usage of a modern name variant, please follow the same procedures indicated above (only with a Name resource, rather than a Place) and set the "Citation Type" to "Cites as Evidence".
For more detailed information on Citation Types, see Citation of external resources.
For the sake of brevity, you should omit the retrieval date from the Wikipedia short reference, except when citing a Wikipedia article with the "Cites as Evidence" citation type. In this case, the date of access should be included in the following form: "Wikipedia, Buthrotum (27 October 2012)"
Change Notice: Add a Wikipedia article link rather than a dbPedia Link
In an earlier version of this FAQ, we urged contributors to link to dbpedia.org, rather than to Wikipedia on the grounds that this would better facilitate linked data applications. We have now changed our minds, and urge our contributors to standardize on Wikipedia links, rather than dbpedia. We are retrospectively converting dbpedia links to Wikipedia. As needed, we can generate dbpedia.org URIs in our linked data outputs on the basis of the Wikipedia articles. There is no need for our contributors to go to the extra work of manually finding these.
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