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A collection of documentation and explanation and resources tagged "help"

Plone help

The Pleiades site runs Plone. Background on using Plone can be found at plone.org. The Plone manual is a good starting point.

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Answers to frequently asked questions

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Collected help resources

Below are listed resources that we've tagged with "help". They are presented here in the order of most recently modified. You can also use the search box to find text of interest.

Citation Guide by Tom Elliott — last modified Dec 07, 2017 02:08 PM
Examples of how to cite books, articles, websites, and primary sources in the "references" sections of Pleiades place, name, location, and connection resources (including commonly used abbreviations and short titles, as well as preferred editions for primary sources).
Open Pleiades CSV in QGIS by Tom Elliott — last modified Apr 20, 2017 01:02 PM
A quick, step-by-step tutorial on opening the Pleiades "latest places" CSV dump in QGIS.
Workflow: The Pleiades editorial process by Tom Elliott — last modified Apr 11, 2017 02:33 PM
The Pleiades website facilitates review of new and revised content using a publication workflow. This document describes that process.
Name Romanization Guide by Tom Elliott — last modified Apr 20, 2017 06:45 AM
Guidance on romanizing (transliterating) names into Roman characters.
Editorial Guidelines by Sean Gillies — last modified Apr 11, 2017 12:58 PM
Detailed policy instructions for the creation and editing of place, name, location, and connection resources in Pleiades.
Citation Types by Tom Elliott — last modified Aug 18, 2016 02:55 PM
This document explains the various citation types that are assigned to bibliographic references in Pleiades places, names, locations, and connections.
Modify an existing resource by Tom Elliott — last modified Apr 11, 2017 02:30 PM
This help topic provides step-by-step instructions for creating a personal working copy of a published place, name, location, or connection resource; modifying and saving the working copy; and submitting the working copy for review.
How to cite Pleiades by Tom Elliott — last modified Jul 27, 2016 05:41 PM
Guidance on citing either the entire gazetteer or individual entries.
Conceptual Overview by Sean Gillies — last modified May 24, 2019 08:26 AM
An introduction to Pleiades and the types of information resources it contains.
How to login to Pleiades by Tom Elliott — last modified Apr 11, 2017 03:00 PM
This document provides a quick overview of procedures for logging into the website of the Pleiades gazetteer of ancient places. This video also covers procedures for requesting a username and password.
Reference: Attributes of Places by Tom Elliott — last modified Apr 21, 2015 11:50 AM
A list of every attribute (field) in a Pleiades place resource, complete with definition and editorial guidelines for each.
Pleiades Identifiers (place numbers) by Tom Elliott — last modified Jul 07, 2016 08:57 PM
This document describes the various identifier schemes that have been used for Place Resources in Pleiades over the lifetime of the project. It also provides information about how data using one set or another of legacy identifiers can be "crosswalked" to the current, stable Uniform Resource Identifiers that are used throughout the site today.
Pleiades Data Model by Tom Elliott — last modified Apr 09, 2017 06:41 AM
This document provides an overview of the manner in which Pleiades content is modeled in the database.
Uncertainty by Tom Elliott — last modified Jun 18, 2013 08:22 AM
How we model (un)certainty in Pleiades.
Tracking changes in Pleiades by Tom Elliott — last modified Jul 07, 2016 09:24 PM
Pleiades provides a number of ways for keeping track of what's recently been added to or changed in Pleiades. Here's an overview.
Using Advanced Search by Tom Elliott — last modified Apr 24, 2013 02:54 PM
In addition to our ubiquitous "Live Search", Pleiades provides a sophisticated "Advanced Search" form for more complicated queries. Here are some tips for using it.
Discussion Item Tom Elliott on How do I propose a different (better) pair of coordinates for an existing place? by Tom Elliott — last modified Apr 23, 2013 11:30 AM
I've fixed the broken reference. Will undertake to clarify remaining issues identified by tcarlson.
Discussion Item Thomas Carlson on How do I propose a different (better) pair of coordinates for an existing place? by Thomas Carlson — last modified Feb 11, 2013 10:51 AM
Link in Step #6 to FAQ 21 is broken. The actual form for inputing a new pair of coordinates is confusing whether the order is [...]
New page and feed for Pleiades site status and service announcements by Sean Gillies — last modified Apr 12, 2013 12:34 PM
If the Pleiades website is slow or offline, check http://pleiades-site-status.tumblr.com/ for the reasons why
Pleiades RDF Vocabulary by Sean Gillies — last modified Jun 06, 2019 01:30 AM
A description of the Pleiades RDF Vocabulary, its classes, and predicates