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This blog is essential reading for contributors, editors, reviewers and staff of partner projects. It's where we'll announce site-wide projects, major maintenance work, new site or dataset features, and community events.

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The Ancient Near East in Pleiades

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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We have recently accessioned some data derived from the Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (TAVO) by an external project. Here is the status of the work, some context, and a call for volunteers.

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Review Parties in December and January

Review Parties in December and January

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Several review parties have been scheduled for December 2013 and January 2014. If you're interested in helping the editorial college clear the review backlog and publish new, high-quality information in Pleiades, please consider joining us.

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Pleiades Downtime: Thursday, 21 November 2013

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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From 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. US Mountain Standard Time

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5 September Review Party Canceled

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 06:31 PM
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Due to conflicts for a majority of the editorial board, tomorrow's review party has been canceled. Stay tuned for announcements about future events.

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Last Week in Pleiades (9 August 2013)

Last Week in Pleiades (9 August 2013)

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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51 new or updated content items have been published in the past week.

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Last Week in Pleiades

Last Week in Pleiades

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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The all-volunteer editorial review team published 57 new or updated content items. We also set up Facebook, Twitter, and Feedburner accounts, as well as adding support for events and events listings to the site.

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Pleiades is now on Twitter

Pleiades is now on Twitter

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Better late than never...

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Pleiades is now on Facebook

Pleiades is now on Facebook

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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You asked for it...

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Bob Consoli's "placename lookup" critique

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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How to use our downloadable CSV files most effectively.

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How to track changes in Pleiades

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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I was recently asked on Facebook if there is "a new places feed from Pleiades". The answer is: yes, and then some. Here are the details.

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New Help Topic: Using Advanced Search

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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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.

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Adam Rabinowitz joins editorial board

Adam Rabinowitz joins editorial board

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Pleiades has a new associate editor!

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Updated Citation Guide

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Explanatory notes have been added for some existing entries, and several areas that were marked "to be added" have now been completed.

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New Help Topic: Add a Name

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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The latest guidance how to add new name resources to Pleiades.

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Updated help concept: "What are connections?"

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Direct place-to-place relationships allowing the construction of geographic hierarchies and networks. Rivers to seas, roads to towns, towns to ethnic regions or provinces.

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New in Help: Tutorial Categories

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Grouping our how-tos in a more useful way.

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New: How to search for things in Pleiades

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Our first help document on the subject!

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Reviewers' Guide for Comment

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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We are soliciting comments on a newly-drafted "Reviewers' Guide", which we think also will be of use to everyone interested in adding content to Pleiades.

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Virtual Mountain Mapping Party: 24 January

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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We had so much fun working on mountains last week, let's do it again! 2pm UTC on Thursday, 24 January 2013.

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Virtual Mapping Party: 15 January 2013

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Come summit with us! The focus of our next mapping party (formerly "hackfests") will be mountains and mountain ranges.

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