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Your search for posts with tags containing Maddie Cox found 11 posts

Learning languages and Love’s Labour’s Lost

John Florio is perhaps best known for his translation of Montaigne’s Essais, published in 1603 and so well written that it was the chosen version even of Shakespeare’s contemporaries who could read French.  Shakespeare is known to have read,...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 26 Sep 2014

A Week of Celebrations

  Roger Fox back in the stack This week has obviously been full of activity as Wednesday saw the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the building of the Shakespeare Centre on Wednesday...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Apr 2014

Reader 5000!

Sophie with her ticket number 5000 and bag of gifts We have been waiting with bated breath in the Reading Room for the registration of our next Reader because that person would be the recipient of Reader’s Ticket number 5000! We have been registering...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Feb 2014

Explore Your Archive Day – Tudor Life in the Reading Room

Our Tudor display for Explore Your Archive   Written by Madeleine Cox, Reading Room Services Co-ordinator. Last week was Explore Your Archives Week, a national event organised by the TNA to raise awareness of the rich variety and value of historic...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Nov 2013

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 41

This week saw the centenary of Vivien Leigh’s birth and we were looking at some of the stunning Angus McBean photos we have in our collections of the Vivien and her husband, Laurence Olivier  just recently in order to create a display to accompany...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Nov 2013

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 40

Voltaire, Garrick and Shakespeare, September 6-9th and a man in a blue suit decorated with frogs….! Another week of connections and finding items in the collections with unexpected links! Readers frequently want discuss current productions with...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Sep 2013

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

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 32

Happy World Book Day! World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. It has been designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading and is marked in over 100 countries...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Mar 2013

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 31

 \nSorting through the Warwickshire and Stratford section book by book\nLast week was our first ‘Closed week’ in several years and it has been a great opportunity to make some improvements, both in the Reading Room and behind the scenes.  Our...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 22 Feb 2013

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 30

Maddie in the stacks with the gift from Interlingua Liski\nTales from the Reading Room is back!  Some technical problems meant we weren’t able to post our Christmas message, but our New Year’s Resolution is to post more often!  We hope to...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 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.