This page presents brief updates on the current state of work on the I.Sicily project and website.
22 February 2017
All records have now been aligned with Trismegistos, and the links are active in both directions (this applies to 2554 records; the remainder have yet to be allocated a number in Trismegistos).
We have begun a pilot project with current Oxford graduate students: students learn basic XML EpiDoc editing skills and put these to work editing the text division. In the first instance this work is focused on adding texts to records for which this information is currently missing, and we expect this work to gain speed in the next couple of months.
As of today 28 records have progressed to ‘draft’ or ‘edited’ status and 52 images have been uploaded.
18 January 2017
The error in displaying corpus reference numbers has now been fixed, and in addition multiple references within these fields now display together within the main data table.
15 January 2017
The website is now live, in beta mode: there are currently 3,242 inscriptions listed on the site. At this moment all but three of the EpiDoc files are ‘unchecked’, and all data should be used with caution. The current priorities are (a) checking for significant errors and bugs, (b) checking and revising the EpiDoc files, including text transcriptions, and (c) beginning to incorporate images.
We are also currently writing the first version of the guide to searching on the site.
We are aware of – and actively correcting – a data conversion error, which means that references to CIL, IG, AE, BE and SEG ending in a zero may currently be incorrectly displayed (any trailing zeros in the reference are omitted).