Reproduce the content of a source

In addition to structured information about your source object and the collections it belongs to, you might also sometimes want to digitally reproduce some of its content.

For instance, if your source object is a "book", then the content you want to reproduce might be the transcribed excerpt of a chapter.

As of now, the Geovistory Toolbox allows you to do this in three ways:

  1. reproduce the structure of your source,

  2. reproduce the textual content of your source,

  3. reproduce your source in a table format.

Sections: Structure of a source object

A section is a portion of a source's content.

With sections you can structure or divide the content of any kind of source object (unique source object, serially produced source, web source, publication exemplar, etc.) into structural elements, such as chapters, pages, folios, etc.

Learn here how to work with sections.

Transcriptions of sources

Geovistory Toolbox allows you to store transcriptions of sources as texts or tables. For this you have to:

  1. open the source object in question and switch to 'edit-mode',

  2. click on the 3-dots icon and add a new 'text' or 'table' on the level you want (directly linked to the 'source content' or to a 'section').

Hint: you can structure your sections, texts and tables in 'drag & drop style'.

Learn here more on how to work with texts and tables.

Alternative for storing transcriptions of a source object

Alternatively, you can also:

  1. add a text or table in the digital-module on the very left,

  2. link this 'digital' to a source object:

    1. for this select 'fields' and activate 'edit-mode';

    2. then select 'is reproduction of' and select the source content of the source you want to link this text/table with.

      --> For this, search in the existing Source Contents on the right, do not create a new Source Content!

Note: In order to link a newly created digital with a source object, it is important that the source object has already been created in the project library (source module on the very left).

Open and edit textual transcriptions

The clip below demonstrates how you can open, edit and create textual transcriptions.

Hint: On the right side of the above clip you can enable subtitles.

Hint: Here you can learn how to annotate entities and events mentioned in your transcriptions and link it to your entities, thus creating your project-specific database of relevant entities.

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