Siddham is a collaborative project and depends on the participation of contributors worldwide.
Components of Siddham are linked to Zenodo, part of the OpenAIRE project commissioned by the European Commission. Potential contributors should familiarize themselves with Zenodo and its features. Registration and use of Zenodo are free of charge. After creating an account and a named community in Zenodo based on their target interest, researchers can enter data, images and relevant files.
Please consult existing epigraphic communities in Zenodo for examples. Contact Us for further information and start-up guidance.
Once a sizeable body of material is placed in Zenodo, researchers will be able to register and will be given a login to the Siddham content management system (CMS). All materials are added manually from Zenodo into Siddham by registered contributors.
Siddham allows for all epigraphic material to be listed with images, bibliographies and available translations or summaries. No special mark-up or codes are needed. With regard to the epigraphic texts themselves, potential participants should be aware that these can be displayed in a provisional fashion provided the appropriate headers and footers are added. Contact Us for information. To make the best use of Siddham, records should be prepared in EpiDoc, a tool for structured mark-up of epigraphic documents in TEI XML. This will enable display of diplomatic and critical editions, and the conventions expected in the treatment of inscriptions.
Moderation and editing
Materials can be added to Zenodo and Siddham by contributors without restriction and are moderated only to the extent that they need to meet content and system requirements. Control over editing, correction and supplementation remains exclusively in the hands of each contributor.