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MAMEMS data entry meeting 2023-10-11

In this meeting we will discuss questions from the MAMEMS team about entering data in OpenAtlas.
Updated information in the course of the meeting is in color. Every participant is welcome to add and adapt.

Participants

  • OpenAtlas: Alexander Watzinger, Bernhard Koschiček-Krombholz
  • MAMEMS: Vanessa Rose Obaldia

Topics

Name/ Alias
(Vanessa) Where should the Ottoman Turkish, transliteration into Latin letters, and the English equivalent be written since they are not alias? Likewise, in which section should the patronyms be included, i.e., “بن, bin/ibn, son of.”
Is there a standardised list of spellings for peoples’ names?
This questions and similar, e.g. using British or American English will have to be discussed within the project team.

Dates
(Vanessa) Should Islamic dates (ḥicrī) as well as Christian dates (milādī, rūmī)? If so, which should be written first.

Place
(Vanessa) Is there a list of standardised toponyms, since more than one name is attributed to some places? For example, the Ottoman capital:
Ottoman Turkish: قسطنطينية, اسلابول, اسطنبول
Transliteration: Ḳosṭanṭiniyye, İslāmbūl, İsṭanbūl
Modern Turkish: İstanbul
English: Constantinople, Istanbul
Ottoman Turkish Alias: آستانه همايونĀsitāne-i Hümāyūn (Imperial Threshold), دارالخلافة Dārü’l-ḫilāfe (Abode of the Caliph), در سعادت Dersaʿādet (Abode of Felicity), etc.
This questions and similar, e.g. using British or American English will have to be discussed within the project team.

Summary
Because many questions concerned project content related topics that can't be answered on a technical level, a MAMEMS team meeting will be necessary. Although the OpenAtlas team can't decided these for the project we can be available in an advising role too.
Beside discussing these it was shown e.g. how to:
  • Enter sources, actors, artifacts, places, references
  • Link these entities
  • Customize types

Updated by Alexander Watzinger 6 months ago · 5 revisions

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