...reported by a user, confirmed with LB before fixing.
Following my meeting with JS-R yesterday, I've put together a document which outlines everything I currently know about the work of our cluster, including some basic plans for how we might proceed, what the database might look like, and some key questions that need to be answered as soon as possible. I thought I'd do this while everything was fresh in my mind, since it will be several months before we learn the outcome of the grant application. I've sent a copy to SA and JS-R.
Met with MB to create a model showing markup of a sample quotation collection for the ISE. This is an anthology of selections from critical texts, and we structured the document as a single TEI file containing a text with a front and a group; in the group, each text is a cit with a quote and a bibl. For reference, the sample markup is in WorkData/ise and is called quotation_collection.xml. The schema is currently tei_all, but the plan is to mark up a dozen references and then use oddbyexample.xsl to generate a tighter schema.
Met with JS-R to discuss the plan for extracting data from directories and budget for doing that. We decided that in the initial phase, we would focus on key areas (8 blocks around Powell in Vancouver, Hanes, etc.), and use the directories for 1941-42 and for 1949 (or possibly 1950, if the directories were published at the beginning of the year following research during the previous year). The grant section was rewritten with more detail, and I'll follow up by creating an outline of how we plan to go about extracting and digitizing information.
On RT #384733, RE made the server changes and put in place the usual tomcat init script, leaving MT to replace the root webapp. The plan was to do this by bringing Tomcat down using the script, but we found that none of our ids have rights to run the script. RE had left for the day, apparently, but we were able to work around the problem by using the Tomcat manager to bring shutdown the webapp and replace it with the new one. There was some flaky interaction with the eXist instance running in the same Tomcat, so search is not working yet, but the site is back up. Wrote to RE to ask for isedev to get the required permission to run the tomcat script.
Ahead of a meeting with JS-R tomorrow, did a thorough analysis of one of the city directories that will be digitized during the project, to get a sense of how much data there is, how much processing time it might take, and the possible cost.
More updates to the Courses page on PAB's instructions.
Did some updates for PAB (yesterday) and SA (today).
Added three announcements of Master's defences on JE's instructions.
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