Re: [pepysdiary] Recent News: Become a Pepys encyclopedia editor
- As an update to this, Jeannine has written another couple of entries:
* Charles Berkeley - http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/1686.php
* Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/804.php
As I said before, many entries will only require a paragraph, or a
sentence or two, so don't feel put off by Jeannine's sterling efforts
in tackling these interesting people :)
At 13:57 +0000 2007-01-02, Phil Gyford wrote:
>Some time ago I raised the possibility of readers of the diary
>adopting pages in the Encyclopedia
>(http://www.pepysdiary.com/background/) and becoming editors of them.
>I made a few changes to the site that made this possible, and a
>couple of press-ganged "volunteers", Jeannine and Todd, have so far
>given this a try.
>Being an editor mainly involves writing a summary of a particular
>topic, with particular emphasis on Pepys' relationship to it. Another
>possible task is to tidy up and summarise annotations. So far none of
>us are sure how much this is possible or desirable -- is it feasible
>to reduce long lists of annotations and use their information and
>links within a single more coherent summary written by the editor?
>Although this was my original idea it's been more difficult than I
>imagined and it's something we'll think about as we progress.
>So far we have three pages done as examples:
>* Catherine of Braganza - http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/2381.php by Jeannine.
>* Frances Stuart - http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/5036.php by Jeannine.
>* Mathematics - http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/370.php by Todd.
>There is also a page of guidelines and instructions
>(http://www.pepysdiary.com/about/editors/) for editors, which should
>help give you a flavour of what's involved.
>If you're interested in adopting an Encyclopedia page (and for the
>moment it's probably best to choose only one), then have a browse and
>find a page that says (on the right-hand side) "This page is edited
>by Phil Gyford", which is their default state. Email me the name of
>the page and I'll create an account for you.
>You might want to start by choosing a relatively minor person, place
>or thing for which there's only a paragraph or so to say about it.
>There are lots of these and it would be a good way to get the hang of
>the process before deciding whether you want to take on more
>We'll probably discuss aspects of policy -- such as the issue
>mentioned above of whether and how to summarise annotations -- on the
>discussion list (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pepysdiary/). If there
>ends up being a lot of this, and a lot of editors, we may start a new
>list, but the discussion list should do for the moment.
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