Category:How to catalogue manifestos

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Creating the wiki page

An example of a new wiki page.

Creating a wiki page is very easy.

Type the manifesto’s title directly in the search box and press enter.

A new, editable page will open.

The manifesto’s page title must be written as follows:,_Publics_and_Access's_name


Note: some manifestos doesn't specify about its date of creation, in this cases, we ask you to add four zeros at the date place (0000), later you only will have to follow the format already settled down (0000_-_Manifiesto_title_-_Author's_name).

The year that appears in the title is always the year of the first edition.

To start editing just click on the “edit this page” link right under the new page title.

Filling out the index card

This is what a complex index card looks like

Each field is filled-out manually following the criteria below.

Text [HEADING / LEVEL 2 / BOLD / A-]

Full manifesto text is copied as long as the the manifesto’s length and editing allow for it.

When copying the text into the wiki, take into account the original layout might be lost, which happens often.

In these cases, the text will need to be edited again in the new wiki page following the original layout.

Important! Manifestos not written or translated into English are published in the original language.

A manifesto written or translated into Spanish, please, publish it also in the Spanish version of the wiki:

Context [HEADER / LEVEL 2 / NEGRITAS / A-]

In this section we ask you to include complementary information about the manifesto, that is, historical data such as place and year of publication, with what purpose it was written, anecdotes about its creation, events in which it was presented as well as its subsequent repercussion.

Authors [HEADER / LEVEL 2 / NEGRITAS / A-]

Short biographic review about the author of the manifesto. If the manifesto was written by a group, asosiation or collective it's important to make mention of every member of the team that participated on the writting of the text, as well as indicate the group's year of birth and if the collective stills active at the time of release of the created post.

References[HEADING / LEVEL 2 / BOLD / A-]

In this part of the index card we ask you to make a list of the consulted sources for the fiels of Authors and Context using the APA formatting rules but if the information comes from a webpage you just have to copy and paste the consulted link.

The sources should be numerated under the next pattern:

(1) Reference 1

(2) Reference 2

(3) Reference 3

File [HEADING / LEVEL 2 / BOLD / A-]


Note: include the file is not always necessary but it's important when the manifesto overcomes the number of characters allowed in or by style issues in text features.

Links [HEADING / LEVEL 2 / BOLD / A-]

First Edition: [BOLD] http://copy_here_the_url_to_the_first_edition_of_the_manifesto (Only if its known)

URL: [BOLD] http://copy_here_the_url_where_the_manifest_was_found

Wayback Machine: [BOLD] In order to preserve the manifesto, its URL is copied in the Internet Archive’s Service with the same name: Once the manifesto URL is copied, the file’s new URL is copied here. In some cases, sites are protected and copying them is not allowed. To make note of this when it happens, copy the message displayed by the Wayback Machine.

Cataloguing Manifestos

Manifesto cataloguing should follow the next order.
The following are categories for Kit Galloway & Sherrie Rabinowitz manifesto.

Cataloguing is done following the main menu’s categories and subcategories.

This task is to be performed manually, typing in the corresponding categories and subcategories at the bottom of the page.

Corresponding categories and subcategories are typed following the order in which they appear on the main menu.

Manifesto cataloguing follows the order and criteria described next.

1st Category “Manifestos”

This first category is the most important. Without it the manifesto will not be indexed as part of “Documentation” and it won’t appear in this section. It will be lost to the wiki’s records.

2nd Category “Language(s)”

The language in which the manifesto has been published is recorded here. If the manifesto is available in more than one language, please catalogue all of them. This allows the manifesto to be associated with the different languages that make up the subcategories in this section.

3rd Category “Starting Country(ies)”

Publishing countries are added here. This allows the manifesto to be associated to the different countries that make up the subcategories in this section.

4th Category “Starting Year”

Publishing year is added here. This allows the manifesto to be associated to the different years that make up the subcategories in this section.

5th Category “Authors”

All of the manifesto’s participating authors are recorded here by First Name, Last Name. This allows the manifesto to be associated to the different authors that make up the subcategories in this section.

6th Category “Publishers”

All of the manifesto publishers or editors are recorded here. This allows the manifesto to be associated to the different publishers that make up the subcategories in this section. Since many manifestos are self-published and self-distributed on the web, it is not always possible to locate a manifesto’s specific publisher. For example, Aaron Swartz’s manifesto does not have a publisher, thus it is not included in this category.

Adding the image

The index card includes an image of the manifesto.

To extract a manifesto image, a browser add-on called Nimbus Screen Screenshot might be used. The add-on, available for free for Mozilla, Chrome, Android and PC can be dowloaded at the following link: Many other existing programs offering the same functions might be used.

Once the manifesto screenshot has been taken, the file is uploaded to the wiki following the instructions on “how to upload a file”:

Keep in mind to select “Align:Right”, “Format:thumbnail” for the manifesto image.

Uploading the file

Follow the instructions on “How to upload a file”:

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