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Reading Between the Lines of a Postal Card Henry Folger Sent in 1879

By Stephen Grant My first descent into the underground vault at the Folger Shakespeare Library took place in 2007 during a short-term Folger fellowship. With a tape measure stuffed into a side pocket, I trailed Betsy Walsh, head of reader services, as...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Sep 2019

Catching up on my postcards

I'm catching up on sending postcards to people by sending thank you notes and birthday greetings.I'm sending things to Kansas, Illinois, Mississippi, Hawaii, and New York this week.
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 19 Apr 2017

Postcards, Week Nine

This week's postcards go to my elected officials. I'm thanking Senator Brown for his support of progressive causes that benefit everyone. I'm asking my other officials to recognize the value of the arts and the continue to protect consumers.I suspect...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 27 Feb 2017

Postcards, Weeks Seven and Eight

Postcards this week go to Indiana and my elected representatives.(I admit, I missed week seven. But I sent out three!)
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 21 Feb 2017

Postcards, Week Si

This week's postcards go out to Virginia, New York, and my Congressional Representative.
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 10 Feb 2017

Postcards, week five

This week's postcards go to New Jersey and Minnesota.And to my elected representatives. I have a feeling I'm going to be sending a lot of mail to their local offices this year.I'm imploring my representatives to uphold the constitution and act against...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 30 Jan 2017

Postcards, week four

This week's postcards go the elected officials who represent me in Washington.I asked them to support as many things as I could fit onto the back of each card: that's support for civil rights, women's rights, rights for the LGBTQ community, rights for...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 23 Jan 2017

Postcards, week three

This week's postcards are going to California and Ohio.
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 18 Jan 2017

Postcards, week two

This week's postcards go to Illinois and Kansas.Want a postcard? I'll send you one sometime this year if you send me your snail mail address. DM me via twitter.
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 11 Jan 2017

Postcards, week one

This week's postcards head out into the world to Arkansas and Kansas. One of my objectives in 2017 is to better connect with the people that I know around the country and around the world. To that end, I'm sending out postcards to people throughout the...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 2 Jan 2017

17 projects

2016 was brutal in many ways. I am, like many people I know, worried about the future, given the political climate. Two of the musicians who were most influential in my life died. My father died. My husband was diagnosed with cancer (again).But amidst...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 31 Dec 2016

Getting the Picture: a few early highlights

The second in a series of blogs about reviewing the Trust’s artwork collection. SBT 1999-27: Detail showing chalk work on moon, William Turner of Oxford, 1837 One of the best things about doing this artwork review, unsurprisingly, is the experience...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 6 Apr 2016

Tales from the Reading Room – Wish You Were Here Challenge Update!

Just over a year ago, we set our readers and fellow library and archive fans a challenge.  We asked you to send us postcards, either from your travels or from where you live, if possible with a library / archive/ museum theme or just something plain...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 31 Jul 2013

Jamaican History in postcards

  There are of course no photographs from eighteenth century Jamaica, and while there are portraits of members of the Plantocracy and some lovely early nineteenth century watercolours of Jamaican landscapes, such as those by Hakewill, it is hard...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 20 Oct 2012

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.