08/05/17

Permalink 11:33:42 am, by mholmes, 30 words, 9 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 90

Welcome to our new Directed Reading student

LR started work today. I've created a detailed Google Doc laying out the expected progress of the work, and we spent an hour getting everything set up and booking time.

21/04/17

Permalink 02:38:10 pm, by mholmes, 6 words, 11 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

Minor updates for new release of 1864

Credits, stats and other pages updated.

19/04/17

Permalink 07:59:14 pm, by mholmes, 42 words, 41 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log, Announcements; Mins. worked: 15

Colonial Despatches: documents for 1864 published

The Colonial Despatches project is pleased to announce that all documents for the year 1864 have now been published for general access on the website. Starting here you can read the entire correspondence from images of the original document pages or annotated transcriptions.

Permalink 04:28:52 pm, by mholmes, 11 words, 16 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 15

Bugfix for bad image name

A bit of debugging and tweaking for a rogue image filename.

07/02/17

Permalink 03:55:49 pm, by mholmes, 13 words, 57 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

Quick meeting re budget for grant app

GL and I reviewed my rough numbers for JL and sent a follow-up.

09/01/17

Permalink 09:17:37 am, by mholmes, 34 words, 64 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 15

Updated auto-generated data in the db

As I do periodically, and should do more often, I've run doc_dates.xq, document_sequence.xq and search_form_data.xq to update docs in the db used for search and browse interfaces.

16/09/16

Permalink 02:43:40 pm, by mholmes, 26 words, 121 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

SP now generating bios

Took a pass through two new bios by SP, who's back with us, and added comments and suggestions. GL will be the main editor, of course.

22/07/16

Permalink 08:09:28 am, by mholmes, 34 words, 118 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 15

CO 60 vol 20 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

742 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 20 (BC 1864 Public Offices and Miscellaneous). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

20/07/16

Permalink 05:28:31 pm, by mholmes, 38 words, 111 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 180

Wrote presentation

Created a short presentation on the technical aspects of the project for the Leg. library folks next week. Also refreshed all the OAI data, since I was looking at how it worked with a view to explaining it.

07/07/16

Permalink 02:11:38 pm, by mholmes, 36 words, 646 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log, Announcements; Mins. worked: 20

CO 60 vol 19 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

1012 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 19 (BC 1864 Despatches to London July to December). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

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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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