This page should serve as a resource for the 2019-2020 Dumbarton Oaks Fellows. It is intended to help guide them through the process of ingesting and manipulating Surface Mention data in the JSTOR Knowledge Graph using Google Sheets. Please treat this as a living document, reach out to us at JSTOR Labs with feedback, and check back frequently for updates.
If you are having issues with any stage of this process feel free to reach out to us via Slack or email.
To record Surface Mentions in a book or herbal, follow the steps below:
- First identify the plant that is mentioned in the book or herbal.
- Ensure the book is loaded into our local knowledge graph. If not proceed to our guide on loading items into our knowledge graph https://kg.jstor.org/wiki/Adding_Items.
- Identify the columns paste the following:
- The page number (on the physical book copy)
- The URL for the page.
- Please note that at this time we only accept Biodiversity Heritage Library URLs
- The historic name
- Multiple historic names can be added in the same cell with space or pipe delimiters, or in separate rows (preferred entry method).
- A language tag is required. A comprehensive list of language codes recognized by Wikidata can be found here.
- A local QID for the main subject or modern name for the plant (species or genus) EXAMPLE
- Plant Description is a free-form text field
- Has Virtue requires items from a controlled vocabulary of virtues. See list here.
- Select one of the galenic qualities. This is controlled vocabulary representing the galenic properties and humors. See a full list here.
- Plant origin string is a free-form text field.
- If possible, the images are demarked through the image: page, Image: creator, Image creator name string, and image: inception fields. Here, the user identifies the page range of the mention (usually one page). They also denote the engraver, or artist as identified by either QID or string. Finally, inception is used to identify the creation date of those images.