Archives for: March 2012, 12


Permalink 02:48:49 pm, by mholmes, 108 words, 67 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Work on documentation and crediting MM

Added appropriate credit to MM for her transcription work, and began the process of pulling documents from Google Docs into the actual repo, which is a bit easier to keep track of. Found one suitable document to get PCA started with full-doc transcription, and created a simple guide to the file/id/naming convention for our collection. Wrote a detailed assignment for PCA and sent it. This process will include a check that our Guidelines document in fact provides enough guidance for a encoding a complete new document. Most likely we will be expanding it in the next week or two as PCA starts to add new transcriptions.

Colonial Despatches

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, and the web application runs on the Pear dev Tomcat. The XML data is managed in SVN at



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