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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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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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New FAQ: Pleiades Internet Relay Chat Channel

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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How to use IRC to connect with other members of the Pleiades community.

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Two New FAQs: Modern Names and Accuracy Assessments

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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How to add and modify these important bits of information.

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New FAQ: Links to excavation websites

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Where these belong in Pleiades

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Planning a Pleiades Hack Day

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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An opportunity to work together to improve titles and descriptions for our place resources. Volunteers needed!

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New FAQs: adding new references/links and better coordinates

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Two of the most common interests of active community members are now provided with better guidance.

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Volunteer Opportunities: Improving Data

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Pleiades needs your help!

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Content Improvement Projects and Call for Volunteers

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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We've added a new section of the website to enable community members to suggest, organize and volunteer for projects to improve or expand Pleiades content.

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Community Meetup: Wednesday, 19 October, 4:00p.m. UCT

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Tom Elliott will initiate a Google+ Hangout for all interested Pleiades community members

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Feeds of Flickr Photos Depicting Pleiades Places

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Linking photos on Flickr to place resources in Pleiades

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Hurricane Irene

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Pleiades will not be affected

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Toponyms in Demotic and Hieratic

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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A new publication from Pleiades partner project Trismegistos

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Semiannual Report Published (May 2011)

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Achievements and progress over the preceding 6 months.

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Time Periods for Ancient Egypt

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Pleiades now supports several additional time periods for names and locations in ancient Egypt

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Regular archives of nightly exports

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Quarterly, long-term, third-party digital archiving

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