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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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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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Tutorials on Titles, Descriptions, and Connections

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Improving the titles and descriptions of Pleiades place resources, and linking them one to another using connections, are some of the easiest and most valuable ways that community members can help improve Pleiades content.

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Virtual Hack Day: 18 December 2012

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Let's spruce up Asia Minor!

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Virtual Hack Day: 6 December 2012

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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An online group work session like this is a great way to start learning how to edit and improve content in Pleiades. It's also a good way to meet your fellow community members.

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New Citation Guide

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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A new guide to references and citation has been added to the Pleiades help center.

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A New Help Experience

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Announcing a newly reorganized help and information center for Pleiades.

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New FAQ: Adding a reference to the Peutinger Map

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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We've added an FAQ that makes it easy to add a citation to this important resource.

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Content Workshop (Online): Friday, 20 April 2012

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Between 10am and noon U.S. Central Daylight Time

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Pleiades Content Workshop, Thursday 5 April 2012

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Beginners welcome! Participate in person in New York, or online.

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Giving credit where credit is due

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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The Pleiades website now provides a credits page that highlights the broad range of community contributions to its code and content while endeavoring to implement emerging best practice for fair and complete citation in digital humanities publications projects.

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Eye on the sidebar: cool new Pleiades portlets

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Sean Gillies has been working to enhance the user experience. You'll see some new and useful things in the right-hand margin of Pleiades pages.

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What do you want from bibliography in Pleiades?

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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The Barrington Atlas Map-by-Map Directories used bibliographic references for various purposes. We have inherited that bibliographic data, but have not yet implemented "full" bibliographic support in Pleiades, in part because our use case(s) for bibliography are underspecified. Help us flesh them out.

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New FAQ: How to view and download Pleiades coordinates

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Download place KML, look inside the "location" resources within a "place" resource, or visit our downloads page.

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Pleiades, PELAGIOS and Linked Open Data

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Pleiades is at the center of an emerging graph — a web of data — for ancient world resources on the web.

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Pleiades Hack Day: 21 November 2011

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Participants will meet virtually throughout the day to work on improving titles and descriptions for prominent and well-known places in Pleiades.

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