What is a source in Geovistory?

The list of your project's sources in Geovistory is like a Geovistory library.

In the process of historical knowledge production, the collection of sources is an important step, as sources provide the basis for the research data production. Sources (such as books, letters, digitals of transcriptions etc.) contain the information that you extract for answering your research question producing this way your research data. In Geovistory, extracted information is stored in semantically defined entities.

In order to visualize the provenance of the information stored in your entities, Geovistory allows you to link your entities with sources listed in your project through an annotation process. You could therefore say that the list of your project's sources in Geovistory is like a Geovistory library relevant for your ongoing research project.

Per default, Geovistory supports the inclusion of the following source classes:

  • Publication Exemplar (such as a specific book exemplar)

  • Serially Produced Source (such as books etc.)

  • Unique Source Object (such as artwork etc.)

  • Web Sources

All source classes are further specified in defined "types", such as "book exemplar", "book" or "artwork". Find the definition of each type here. Please contact KleioLab if you need other specific source classes.

The following pages describe how you can:

Hint: Since all your sources are also recorded as semantically defined classes, it is possible to treat them like entities and analyze them accordingly.