The Index is designed to provide more social interaction with its users. Therefore, there are several features implemented that allow you to become more enfranchised with the corpus of information.
Tools in the box
- Social bookmarking - if you have accounts for any of the popular bookmarking sites you can add individual pages to their databases for others to share.
- Voting - rate our coins. The public decides what they believe to be the best coin on the Index rather than the experts.
- Commenting - comment on the coins on the database. These comments will be moderated and hopefully be devoid of spam. (Live first week of June.)
- Error reports - if you think you have found an error with our records please let us know. (Live first week of June.)
- Wordpress blog - I’ve integrated the most popular blogging platform to allow for discursive articles to be written about the Index and Iron Age stuff in general.
Tools still in the can
- Tagging - help us out with categorising the coins. Perhaps we could search by animal depicted or facial characteristics.
- Image annotation - annotating images with key features - this will be reserved for the data specialists but will hopefully aid interpretation of images.
- Add your own coin - I have a celtic coin, I want to add it to the index. Well soon you can!
- A RESTful API to allow archaeological developers to mash up our data with external sources and produce something funky.