1445 page images for CO 305 Vol 19 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the British Columbia 1862: Despatches, Public Offices and Miscellaneous. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.
Added him to the coldesp group so he can upload maps while I'm away. Reminder to self: unsigned jars bug is caused by using OpenJDK 1.6; switch to 1.7 to avoid. This is a per-user setting on the machine.
Collected stats for the first quarter of 2013.
Old URLs for www.tapor.uvic.ca were being used to call on resources on the home1t filesystem; I've now switched all of those to hcmc.uvic.ca. This should also be done for other projects such as Mariage.
Finally registered my annoyance at the presence of the Tomcat favicon, and created a little loupe-based thing based on the banner.
We have a large number (126) HBC images in our incoming collection. Of these TB has processed eleven, and marked up five so far. Those have been added to the maps folders, both locally on my machine (and therefore backed-up to Rutabaga) and on the coldesp account on home1t. This is documentation of how such images should be processed prior to being marked up with the Image Markup Tool.
process_map_images.shwhich you run as follows:
trunkfolder in their svn repo (without adding it to svn, of course). Then they can clone an existing image markup file, tweak the metadata in Oxygen, then in the Image Markup Tool, delete all the boxes and replace the image. Then they're ready to start annotating.
I've written some XSLT to scale the image markup for any maps which were marked up with larger-scale images than we conventionally use on the site. This may be handy in future too. I still need to do the actual scaling of all remaining HBC maps that have been added to the system. That'll have to be handled through a script.
TB has been working on image markup, but the HBC images on which he's working aren't yet in the system. I've processed and uploaded the 11 he's picked out, but I should probably convert all the remaining ones to the right sizes too, for future use.
Regenerated all the OAI records locally, then uploaded them to the db, and provided a zip for the library to process into whatever Canadiana requires (it can't ingest OAI effectively, apparently).
Finished uploading all the changed files to the db -- it took about five hours. In the meantime, I've started a Schematron file with some basic constraints, and shown KSW how to use it; he'll generate some more ideas for constraints from the documentation, and we'll then add the Schematron constraint to the top of the files so it's in force for everyone editing.
The Colonial Despatches is an XML database project which is creating a digital archive containing the original correspondence between the British Colonial Office and the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The project lives at http://bcgenesis.uvic.ca, and the web application runs on the Pear dev Tomcat. The XML data is managed in SVN at http://revision.tapor.uvic.ca/svn/coldesp/.
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