Writing GuidelinesThe chart below, by Jason Steinhauer, provides good guidelines for how to write for the web.
HyperlinksHyperlinks can be added to provide project users with relevant research materials housed elsewhere on the web. Relevant research materials may include documentary evidence, cultural expressions, and scholarly works. Before adding a hyperlink, assess the credibility and stability of the source. Although hyperlinking to websites that are housed by universities, libraries, or government agencies is generally recommended, other websites may be relevant. All hyperlinks added to this project, should open in a different browser window, so be sure to click the "Open in a new browser window box."
Citation StyleThe citation style for this project is Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition. Please consult the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Guide and use Zotero to organize and format your research references.
FootnotesWhen you need to footnote, highlight the relevant text and add your note and/or reference using scalar's note function.
Media GuidelinesAll media for this project should be uploaded as a local or internet media file, assigned a description and metadata following the below guidelines, and tagged on the Digital Collection page.
TitlesAll project media should be given a one sentence description using this formula.
Formula: [Type of source] from [coverage] produced/written/created by [creator], featuring/discussing/depicting __________.
Example: Postage stamp from the Spanish Civil War produced by the Communist Party, featuring an image of Ana Pauker on the occasion of their 1938 national party congress on solidarity.
MetadataAll project media should be assigned the following Dublin Core metadata fields:
SourceFormula: Name of the website or archive that has digitized the source, link to the media file provided by the website or archive.
Example: Special Collections & Archives UC San Diego, https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb73390190.
DateFormula: Date the original source was created, if known. Do not provide estimates here, simply put "unknown."
ContributorFormula: Author, artist, or organization responsible for the creation of the original source.
Example: Generalitat of Catalunya