Objects template

From MediaWiki

How to get started using this template:

  • Open the Edit tab of your new blank page.
  • Open this page in ANOTHER TAB on your browser. Go to the Edit tab at the top of this page.
  • Select and copy all of the text in the edit box.
  • Return to the Edit tab of your new page and paste in the text from this template.
  • Save the page and return to the Edit tab. Now you can fill in your text!
  • Suggestions for length and formatting can be found within the outline below.
  • Remember, citations within the text should follow the standard (Author year) JAIC format. For questions on citations or general style, please refer to the JAIC style guide.
  • See the following page for help with the wiki coding for adding and editing citations.
  • For more general tips on formatting please refer to the Objects Wiki content guides.

When you are finished using the template, delete all of the formatting and text above the first "Back to the Objects Page" below.

Back to the Objects Page

Oc logo.gif Objects Specialty Group Conservation Wiki
Contributors: Names here in alphabetical order.
Your name could be here! Please contribute.
Copyright: 2011. The Objects Group Wiki pages are a publication of the Objects Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. The Objects Group Wiki pages are published for the members of the Objects Specialty Group. Publication does not endorse or recommend any treatments, methods, or techniques described herein.


Begin with a brief summary or introduction to your topic; 1-3 sentences.

Start your section headings with this gray bar[edit | edit source]

Type your text here.

Subheadings use this formatting[edit | edit source]

Type your text here.

Sub-subheadings use this formatting[edit | edit source]

Type your text here.

Continue creating headers as appropriate[edit | edit source]

Subheadings use this formatting[edit | edit source]

Basic ways to add images[edit | edit source]

Images (.jpg, .gif, .pdf, and others) can be uploaded by clicking on the "Upload file" link at the bottom of the left-hand navigation bar of each page of the wiki.

Link a file as a thumbnail image within the text[edit | edit source]

Shopfront with blue paint and baskets in Geroskipou, Cyprus

To insert the image as a thumbnail you can use the following code, which will size the image for you, let you align it on the right or left, and allow you to insert a caption. [[File:Image_name.JPG|thumb|right|Caption for the image as you want it to appear]]
Example: [[File:Cyprus_baskets.JPG|thumb|right|Shopfront with blue paint and baskets in Geroskipou, Cyprus]]

Adjust the size of an image and link it within the text[edit | edit source]

There are quite a lot of variations of code that can be successfully used to insert images. For example, to adjust the displayed size of an image, add a pipe ( | ) after the file name and specify the pixel width you desire (the aspect ratio will remain constant, i.e., the height will remain in proportion), such as [[File:Highland_cattle.JPG|250px]].
Highland cattle.JPG

References[edit | edit source]

Use this section for: works cited, bibliography, including websites, external links, etc. Please list references used within the text in alphabetical order, following the JAIC style guide.

Further reading[edit | edit source]

Use this section for: additional references or resources not cited in the text, external links, etc. For references please follow the JAIC style guide.
Brief annotations are allowed to the extent that the subject dictates.

In regard to Wikipedia articles, for some purposes (particularly academia) Wikipedia may not be an acceptable source, but it does provide an easily accessible online reference. Please see the following article for advise on the appropriate usage of Wikipedia and other encyclopedias: Citing Wikipedia.
This article also explains Wikipedia's "cite tool", which should be used to properly cite an article if it is deemed to be an appropriate reference.

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