Archives for: 2012

20/12/12

Permalink 08:48:31 am, by mholmes, 10 words, 105 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

One more review done

Guðmundsson review marked up. Sent some questions to HT.

19/12/12

Permalink 10:36:00 am, by mholmes, 11 words, 118 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Added one new review, and made some revisions

Entered proofing corrections for ER review, and marked up RW review.

19/04/12

Permalink 02:53:51 pm, by mholmes, 6 words, 150 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

Updates to reviews

Bio and keywords added (from HT).

13/04/12

Permalink 09:06:30 am, by mholmes, 11 words, 161 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Second review marked up

Still waiting for bio for this one, and keywords for both.

12/04/12

Permalink 11:08:47 am, by mholmes, 4 words, 155 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Finished first review for vol 21

That's the Rees review.

11/04/12

Permalink 04:21:29 pm, by mholmes, 15 words, 139 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Added page refs for vol 19

Added page references to all vol 19 documents (based on the journal volume, not the book).

Permalink 03:58:01 pm, by mholmes, 13 words, 153 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

First vol 21 review started

This is a long review with a bibliography, so it's not finished yet...

03/04/12

Permalink 03:33:44 pm, by mholmes, 10 words, 123 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Checking proofs

Going over to the bookstore to check the latest proof...

29/03/12

Permalink 04:49:27 pm, by mholmes, 58 words, 123 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 90

Re-worked cover

The bookstore is using lighter paper than we're used to, so my calculations for the spine width were off. I'd also omitted one of the editors from the cover, so a rework was necessary anyway. Got that done, and sent off the new PDF of the cover, and a new PDF for the document, incorporating Rudling's last-minute changes.

Permalink 08:58:12 am, by mholmes, 7 words, 113 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 15

Entered some corrections for Rudling article

... at the author's request, approved by JT.

27/03/12

Permalink 02:03:35 pm, by mholmes, 18 words, 184 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Volume 20 contents published on site

All page numbers entered and proofing attribute removed at JT's request. Vol 19 remains unpublished for a few months.

26/03/12

Permalink 10:06:43 am, by mholmes, 7 words, 128 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Entered keywords from JT

List of keywords for all articles entered.

Permalink 09:26:13 am, by mholmes, 24 words, 63 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 75

Corrections to ellipsis punctuation and other issues

More proofing corrections from JT. In the process, found another misplaced footnote tag. Also added superscript handling to XHTML rendering (it was oddly missing).

23/03/12

Permalink 09:18:58 am, by mholmes, 24 words, 53 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Corrections to Iglesias

Received and entered corrections from the author; found many other issues which I corrected and reported to JT. This needs another proofing, I think.

20/03/12

Permalink 01:14:21 pm, by mholmes, 42 words, 64 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Finished volume 20 cover

Basically followed these steps as I've done before. This time there are too many reviews to fit on the cover TOC, so I've replaced the list of reviews with a single Reviews entry pointing at the first page of the review section.

Permalink 09:56:42 am, by mholmes, 29 words, 63 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Started on Vol 20 cover

Made a start on the cover for Volume 20, but I can't proceed very far until I know what the exact year specification is going to be for the volume.

19/03/12

Permalink 09:11:14 am, by mholmes, 157 words, 132 views   English (CA)
Categories: Hit by a bus; Mins. worked: 15

How to include a pointer for a pseudonymous writer

If you look at Rudling 2, 20, you'll see an author with a pseudonym. In the biblio, the pseudonym is handled like this:

<biblStruct>
                      <monogr>
                        <author><name reg="Gunnarson, Karl: see Schulze, Karl Gunnar">Karl Gunnarson see Schulze, Karl Gunnar</name></author>
                        <title></title>
                        <imprint></imprint>
                      </monogr>
                    </biblStruct>
And the main entry looks like this:

                  <biblStruct>
                    <monogr>
                      <author><name reg="Schultze, Karl Gunnar (pseud. Karl Gunnarson)">Karl Gunnar Schultze (pseud. Karl Gunnarson)</name></author>
                      <title level="m">På Kanadas prärier</title>
                      <imprint>
                        <pubPlace>Stockholm</pubPlace>
                        <publisher>Folket i Bilds Förlag</publisher>
                        <date value="1939">1939</date>
                      </imprint>
                    </monogr>
                  </biblStruct> 

Permalink 09:05:41 am, by mholmes, 43 words, 57 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

More corrections to volume 20

Tweaks to Lange (which was missing para breaks for some reason) and Rudling arising out of discussions with JT on Friday. Still a couple of questions outstanding. New markup structure for handling pseudonym in biblio will be documented under "Hit by a bus".

16/03/12

Permalink 01:30:21 pm, by mholmes, 46 words, 47 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

Tweaks for vol 20

Met with JT -- some issues discussed, leaving corrections to be made tomorrow, and a decision re the cover, where there will not be enough space for reviews in the TOC: we will have a single entry for reviews on the cover (but not inside, obviously).

07/03/12

Permalink 01:19:03 pm, by mholmes, 130 words, 58 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

First build of the book for vol 20

I've created the first version of the book and sent it to JT.

This XQuery outputs the XInclude statements for reviews, ordered by the author of the book being reviewed:

xquery version "1.0";

declare namespace xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude";
declare option exist:serialize "expand-xincludes=no";

for $d in //TEI.2[descendant::sourceDesc/descendant::biblScope[@type='vol'][contains(., '20')]][descendant::classCode[contains(., 'review')]]
order by $d/teiHeader/fileDesc/titleStmt/title/name/@reg

return 
(
xs:string(concat('<!-- ', $d/@id, ': ', normalize-space($d/teiHeader/fileDesc/titleStmt/title), ' -->')),

  <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="{$d/@id}.xml">
   <xi:fallback>{concat('MISSING XINCLUDE CONTENT: ', $d/@id, '.xml')}</xi:fallback>
  </xi:include>
)
Permalink 12:51:29 pm, by mholmes, 60 words, 74 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Finished Iglesias

In the process, I've modified the XSLT so that it uses the &#x202f; character when inserting guillemets, as well as for "double" punctuation marks; that results in better-looking output. I haven't done that for the XHTML output though; I'm still using &#160; there, because various reports cast doubt on the reliability of &#x202f; on various browsers.

06/03/12

Permalink 05:31:34 pm, by mholmes, 71 words, 112 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

French punctuation and spacing

With regard to spaces, French punctuation behaves like English, except in the case of the so-called "double" punctuation marks (;:!?). These should be preceded by U+202F, the "narrow no-break space". In the case of the Iglesias text, regular spaces were used, whcih meant that punctuation marks sometimes wrapped to the next line. I've now fixed that, and confirmed that XEP handles it OK.

Lots more to do on the Iglesias, though...

Permalink 05:28:50 pm, by mholmes, 17 words, 69 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Entered proofing corrections for 5 more documents

Mussari, Urberg, Rudling, Gudmundsson and Blackwell done (with a few red-circled questions to talk to JT about).

Permalink 09:23:07 am, by mholmes, 44 words, 68 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Entered proofing corrections for 4 reviews

Entered JT's corrections for Stenberg, Higgins, Norrman and Sheffield. One outstanding issue on Stenberg and one on Norrman, waiting for JT to come by. Also looked up Chicago on ellipses, and suggested policy doesn't align with it, so referred back to JT for clarification.

02/03/12

Permalink 01:53:36 pm, by mholmes, 14 words, 46 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

More minor updates and fixes...

Various edits. New decision to remove punctuation around ellipses still needs to be implemented.

Permalink 09:58:31 am, by mholmes, 10 words, 69 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Marked up Jochens review

Marked up the review, and sent some queries to JT.

01/03/12

Permalink 02:16:26 pm, by mholmes, 34 words, 37 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Various minor updates and fixes

Responses to questions from yesterday prompted another round of edits to existing documents, including the normalization of the use of ellipsis (in vol 20 documents only) to have a space before and a space after.

29/02/12

Permalink 03:13:13 pm, by mholmes, 31 words, 43 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 15

Entered Rudling review corrections

This has thrown up a possible issue with ellipses and spacing. Waiting for JT's response before possibly working through all current documents to add spaces around ellipses where they're not present.

Permalink 02:53:30 pm, by mholmes, 2 words, 40 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 5

Entered Krouk corrections...

...from JT.

Permalink 02:49:29 pm, by mholmes, 2 words, 49 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 10

Entered Dingley corrections

...from JT.

Permalink 02:46:14 pm, by mholmes, 19 words, 58 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

Entered proofing corrections for May

This short review has now had six sessions of entering corrections, between author's responses and the two editors. :-)

Permalink 02:19:38 pm, by mholmes, 3 words, 54 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 15

Entered proofing corrections for Welsh

Mainly em dashes.

Permalink 01:19:49 pm, by mholmes, 21 words, 80 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 75

Tulinius corrections done, with o/s issues

Entered author's and editor's proofing corrections, and fixed several markup errors. Also noted some ambiguities in corrections; awaiting instructions from JT.

24/02/12

Permalink 09:07:24 am, by mholmes, 24 words, 54 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Corrections to Lange

Entered JT's proofing corrections to Lange. Also fixed a couple of issues in Rudling, Helgason and Iglesias that were thrown up by editing Lange.

23/02/12

Permalink 11:13:54 am, by mholmes, 20 words, 38 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Corrections to Coates

Entered JT's proofing corrections (some still outstanding, as they were marked with question marks -- sent a list to JT).

22/02/12

Permalink 01:47:36 pm, by mholmes, 11 words, 38 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Added new review for vol 20

Marked up a new review from JT. Bio info still outstanding.

14/02/12

Permalink 08:24:31 am, by mholmes, 70 words, 60 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

Minor changes and rebuild of book PDF

The publisher emailed asking for a separate list of illustrations, so I pulled the relevant pages out of the existing PDF with this:

gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dSAVER -dFirstPage=423 -dLastPage=424 -sOutputFile=illustrations_2012-02-14.pdf master_vol_19_expanded_2012-02-07.pdf

Then there was a second message pointing out that we had treated a portrait illustration as landscape, so I switched that, rebuilt the PDF and sent it off.

08/02/12

Permalink 03:02:02 pm, by mholmes, 41 words, 71 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

French article re-worked and XSLT updated

Worked through the French article fixing some markup issues, and updated the XSLT for XHTML output to produce guillemets for <soCalled> tags; other language-dependent rendering appears to be working. Fixed a couple of other markup issues in other documents.

07/02/12

Permalink 10:18:16 am, by mholmes, 4 words, 41 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 15

Added French abstracts...

...for two volume 20 texts.

Permalink 10:08:26 am, by mholmes, 129 words, 70 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Reformatting of Illustration List for publisher

The List of Illustrations, which comes immediately after the Table of Contents, was formatted using the same page-masters, since they're the same sort of thing, and neither has a page number. This layout allowed the content to make use of the page footer area where the page number appears in regular pages. The publisher says this is OK for the TOC but not for the Illustrations, so I've created a separate page-sequence for the Illustrations which prevents the text from intruding into the page-number area.

It took a while to figure out what was actually being requested. In the case of most of these adjustments, the amount of time required to make the adjustment has been trivial compared with the time required to clarify exactly what adjustment is required.

06/02/12

Permalink 08:04:20 am, by mholmes, 49 words, 67 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Marked up Blackwell review; started on integration of French text

Post from Friday: moved it to correct blog.

This review should be the last going into volume 20. Meanwhile, RAB has done the initial markup of the French text, and I've made some initial fixes and generated a list of questions for JT about style and policy for all-French texts.

03/02/12

Permalink 11:19:09 am, by mholmes, 20 words, 84 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 45

Fixes to Coates article

Entered author's proofing corrections, and added a whole slew of markup that had been omitted (quotes were not marked up).

Permalink 08:37:37 am, by mholmes, 47 words, 50 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

More publisher interaction

Request from publisher to change font size in part of the document (done), and to change text width (not done, because it contradicts their previous instructions regarding margin width -- still waiting to hear if they've changed their specs, or made a mistake about the text width).

31/01/12

Permalink 04:43:25 pm, by mholmes, 13 words, 41 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Much editing and updating

Fixed some markup issues in vol 20 texts, and added more bios and abstracts.

Permalink 10:55:37 am, by mholmes, 8 words, 45 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Bios and abstracts entered

...for some of volume 20 texts. Lots more outstanding.

30/01/12

Permalink 10:14:41 am, by mholmes, 34 words, 42 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Lots of fixes for front matter in vol 20 articles

Most vol 20 articles were missing their front matter. That has been added, with the exception of some abstracts and bio info which is outstanding; wrote to JT to tell him what we still need.

17/01/12

Permalink 10:19:49 am, by mholmes, 14 words, 98 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 15

Entered author's proofing corrections

Entered corrections for the Rudling review (rudling_1_20), and made a fix of my own.

10/01/12

Permalink 03:28:08 pm, by mholmes, 46 words, 45 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Entered author's proofing corrections

Entered corrections to rudling_2_20.xml; some will need to be checked based on the original wp file, which I don't have (JT will send it). Found and fixed a wide range of different markup issues too, and passed some hints on to RAB for future reference.

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