Help us preserve the historical memory of Tyrol!
Thank you for choosing to contribute to Zeit.shift! These guidelines will walk you through the Historypin activity. The activity consists in tagging advertisements published in Tyrolean newspapers 100 years ago.
This activity is designed for desktop computers.
For questions about the activity or comments about these guidelines, please contact the Zeit.shift team at: email@example.com.
1. Accessing the collection
Click on the white arrow or scroll down the landing page to view the contents of the collection. This gallery page lists all adverts and subcollections within Zeit.shift. Each subcollection corresponds to a different newspaper.
NB: In Historypin, collection items are known as “pins”. In the case of Zeit.shift, pins are adverts. In these guidelines, we will refer to collection items as “adverts” or “pins”.
2. Contributing to the collection
To begin the activity, click on the subcollection or newspaper you wish to work on. The landing page of the subcollection looks exactly like that of the main Zeit.shift collection.
Next, click on the “zu lokalisieren” and “zu taggen” tags to display adverts that need to be worked on.
With the “zu lokalisieren” and/or “zu taggen” tags selected, click on an advert of your choice to start working on it.
2.1. Suggest a better location
To suggest a better location for the advert, click on the Suggest a better location link provided in the Location box. Doing so will open up a window in which you will be asked to add the suggested location. You can provide rough or precise locations using the search bar and/or the map view. For added precision, you can drag-and-drop the large pink pin to your desired location. Should you wish to enlarge the map, click on the white enlarge icon in the top right corner. Click it again to return to the original size. To save your suggestion, add a comment (e.g. “Location added”), click on the Save button and close the window using the pink 🗙 icon in the top right corner.
If the advert does not contain an address, add a “ohne ort” tag using the Add a tag option provided in the right sidebar (see next section).
The Tags section allows you to categorise an advert. Tags in Zeit.shift should be lowercase, can be in English, German or Italian and are very useful as they help Zeit.shift and Historypin users find specific items more easily. We ask that you add the following tags:
- “ohne ort”, if the advert does not contain an address;
- “unleserlich”, if the advert is not clearly legible (e.g. the ink is faded or the image is grainy);
- “duplikat”, if the advert is a duplicate of another advert;
- “review”, if there are other problems with the advert you wish to report (e.g. a part of it is missing);
- at least three semantic tags (other than “ohne ort”, “unleserlich”, “duplikat” and “review”) that best describe the advert, including person names, objects, festivities, etc. (e.g. “adolf titze”, “shoes”, “christmas”).
To add a semantic tag, type the name in the Tag name field. As you type the name, a drop-down list will appear with suggestions based on what other Historypin users have added. If your tag already exists in the list of suggestions, select it and click on the Add a tag button. If your tag does not appear in the list of suggestions, click on the first entry in the list and click on the Add a tag button again. New tags should appear alongside the advert’s existing tags below the location map.
NB: umlauts are not rendered in Historypin, so make sure to spell out the word (e.g. NOT “mühle” BUT “muehle”).
Additionally, in the sidebar to the right of the screen, the Share button provides you with options to share the advert via social media or to embed it in a website.
Below the Share button, you will see the Favourite ♡ button. This button allows you to mark the advert as a favourite item. When you favourite an item, the ♡ button turns orange; to unfavourite it, simply reclick on the ♡ button until this becomes pink again. All favourited items can be viewed in your profile under the Favourites section.
Below the Favourite button you will see the Repin button. This button allows you to make a copy of the pin in another Historypin collection. When you click on Repin, you will be asked whether you want to save a copy of the pin in an existing collection to which you have contribution access or in a new collection of your own creation.
3.1. Eurac Research
To contact the Eurac Research team, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Historypin staff, click on the chat icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Why does the number of pins on the map keep changing?
This is a known Historypin bug. Refreshing the page will restore the correct number of pins.
My tags and comments are not being saved. What’s happening?
Refresh your browser page and/or empty your browser cache to see your changes.
Umlaut in tags
Tags in Historypin don’t take the umlaut. For this reason, please type the equivalent non-diacritic character combination, e.g. mühle –> muehle.