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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2002 11:51 am    Post subject: Links to Letters Reply with quote

After a great deal of hard work, we've put together something which we hope you will find useful.

Shortly before the Rome Conference (July 2002), William Graves and I demonstrated how we hoped to link the online diary with letter transcriptions and images. For the conference, we scanned 6 letters from Robert to William which William had transcribed. After mucking about with various database structures we came up with something that seemed functional and efficient.

A few more tweaks brought us to the point where we were able to batch process the transcriptions (50 in all) and allowed us to play with code that would "automagically" generate links from a given day in the diary to a letter that had been transcribed and/or scanned.

This has been a success. If you're reading the diary now, you should find links to letter transcriptions in 50 of the 2600-odd entries. Obviously, this figure is going to change dramatically as the development of the database project goes on.

In the meantime, do please feel free to comment on anything that you think might make the tool more useful to your research.

Ian
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2002 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian,

Sorry, Just me checking this out. I think this is an excellent way of getting people intersted in the Forum.

Good luch with the server this pm

William
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