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Step 3: Add new source

After your login, click on "Add new source" in the right block.
A source edit form will appear. Required fields are:
Full Manuscript Identification
Includes city, archive and shelf-mark of the manuscript.
An abbreviation modeled on RISM + shelf-mark.
A list of RISM sigla is available at
Find your name in the list of editors and select it by clicking on it.