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Of concepts and kings: curating a collection using EEBO-TCP

Earlier this spring, we had a guest post from Nathaniel Dziura, one of two students undertaking an MA work placement with Linguistic DNA. Working alongside Nathaniel, Sophie Whittle has also dedicated 100 hours of hard graft to filling blanks in
From: Linguistic DNA on 22 May 2018

Scientific Prose in EEBO-TCP

Last September, LDNA researcher Iona Hine presented some work with TCP metadata at DRHA’s dataAche conference. In this guest post, DRHA co-panellist Alan Hogarth (pictured) examines the fruits of his own labour with EEBO-TCP. Alan was responsible...
From: Linguistic DNA on 21 Mar 2018

A distant look at EEBO-TCP’s “Controversial Literature”

Iona writes: To explore the contents of EEBO-TCP in a distant fashion (and give context to Linguistic DNA data), I have continued to experiment with the Text Creation Partnership’s metadata. Some of this work has been documented in conference papers
From: Linguistic DNA on 17 Nov 2017

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 3, 1767).“MRS. STEDMAN takes this method of returning her sincere thanks.” Mrs. Stedman tells an interesting story (or, at least, parts of it)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2017

Documenting categories in EEBO-TCP data

As part of a work placement with Linguistic DNA, University of Sheffield MA student Winnie Smith has been examining the metadata that accompanies the Text Creation Partnership transcriptions of Early English Books Online (EEBO-TCP).  Released...
From: Linguistic DNA on 25 May 2017

Three nasty problems.

Some distant-reading problems require thankless work in the dead of night. Continue reading →
From: The Stone and The Shell on 20 Feb 2016

The Digital Antiquarian: Keeping It Old, Making It New

Guest poster Carl Keyes recaps the recent Digital Antiquarian Conference and Workshop held at the American Antiquarian Society.
From: The Junto on 12 Jun 2015

UCC Discusses: Are There Limits to the Archive?

On 16 May 2013 the Charles Clark Project with the support of the Irish Research Council and the School of English, UCC, hosted The Limits of the Archive: Classification, Management, Digitization, a workshop designed not only to get people thinking about...
From: Finding Charles Clark on 3 Jul 2013

An Ecology of Critical Gestures: Point, Circle and Name

I had the opportunity to return to Carnegie Mellon this week to lecture on archives and access, which was a real pleasure. My friend and former colleague, Jon Klancher, heard the talk and asked if I had plans to publish it. Unfortunately, I’m not in...
From: Wine Dark Sea on 17 Feb 2013

Initial selection of digitised documents available

We are pleased to announce that an initial sample of digitised documents from the Board of Longitude archive is now available via the Cambridge Digital Library: A volume of minutes of the Board of Longitude, 1737-1779 (RGO 14/5) The log book of HMS ‘Resolution’...
From: Longitude Papers blog on 4 Feb 2013

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.