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15/03/12

Permalink 09:46:45 am, by mholmes, 99 words, 173 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log, Tasks; Mins. worked: 175

Need to check linking of vessels

NOTE: Completed 2012-04-23. Many new vessel entries have resulted from this work, and they will need to be completed when time permits.

Try this, first in /db/coldesp/correspondence, and then in /db/coldesp/:

xquery version "1.0";

declare default element namespace "http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0";

for $r in //name[@type='vessel'][not(@key)]
return $r

The vessel tags inside the correspondence seem mainly to be for vessels which HAVE write-ups; these should simply be correctly linked with @key. The broader set include vessels which may not have bios yet; bios need to be created, and those vessels linked.

Permalink 09:09:52 am, by mholmes, 191 words, 87 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

TNB's report at end of workstudy

This is the state of play on TNB's work as of today:

  • Peripheral bios will all be finished except for one:
    • gordon_t, Captain George T Gordon is the entry.
    • He was captain of the Cormorant, on station in Nisqually in 1846.
    • Gordon Lake was named after him.
    • More research is required to complete his bio.
  • B58 bios: references all switched to Chicago style, and minor edits done up to storks_hk. Old references have just been commented out. Sometimes better references have been added, from a more recent source.
  • A lot of citations for the revised bios still need to be checked in hard copies in the library; sometimes the library will have a different edition, and page numbers may have to be changed.
  • Many, many bios remain to be completed (more than two thirds).
  • Many bios refer to BCDES and could be linked to page-images we have (e.g. the bio for shepherd_j), but we currently lack a system to link from editorial text to a page-image. This needs to be implemented, and BCDES references linked and clarified.
  • Vessels and placenames are up to date to the end of 1861.

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 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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