Introduction to Adding and Using Data for Ancient Places in Pleiades
Taught by Gabriel Mckee, Institute for the Study of Ancient World (NYU) and sponsored by Penn Libraries' Rebecca Stuhr (Classics and Ancient History), Deb Stewart (Archaeology), and Digital Scholarship
Pleiades is a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places based on the principles of linked open data, an essential building block for digital humanities projects. It publishes authoritative information about ancient places and spaces, providing unique services for finding, displaying, and reusing that information under open license.
This workshop will cover the basic guiding principles behind Pleiades, examples of ways that researchers can use Pleiades data, and step-by-step instructions for how to edit existing entries and add new data to Pleiades. We hope to spend much of the workshop working live with Pleiades, adding and editing information about ancient places.
Optional: register for a Pleiades user account prior to the session.