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Complete the CIC TCP initiative with a BTAA initiative for creating matching images that are free and high-quality

The libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) are looking forward to an “interdependent networked future”  and to managing their separate collections “as if they were a single, shared one“.  Here are some ideas...
From: Scalable Reading on 9 Nov 2019

Collaboration Curation of TCP texts

This is a report about the current state of the collaborative curation of TCP texts. While I have written about this topic many times on this blog, this report is written for newcomers who have an interest in what was printed before 1800 but may or may...
From: Scalable Reading on 31 Oct 2018

Fixing the Blackdot Words in the TCP corpus: a “mixed initiative” in Engineering English

This is a report on a “mixed initiative”–a term of art in computer science–that  combines old-fashioned philological elbow grease with new-fangled long short-term memory neural network processing (LSTM).  The goal is...
From: Scalable Reading on 19 Jun 2018

August 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Printers in this Town would without Charge publish such Accounts.” New-Hampshire Gazette (August 7, 1767).Daniel and Robert Fowle, the printers of the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Aug 2017

Deciphering handwriting in Shakespeare’s world

How you ought to hold your pen, a guide from 1602 We only have a few examples of Shakespeare’s handwriting, but those that we have suggest that he wasn’t a particularly neat writer. I always like that section in Hamlet where the Prince explains...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Dec 2015

New release of Shakespeare His Contemporaries

I have put a new version of Shakespeare His Contemporaries on Google Drive, where you may or view or download the plays. In this version I have grouped the plays by decades and put them in directories with names like 155, 156 …165. The plays have...
From: Scalable Reading on 24 Nov 2015

Hannah, Kate, and Lydia at work

While reviewing the work of Hannah, Kate, and Lydia, I enjoyed the precision and concision of their annotations. A sample of them appears below. While a full documentation would require snippets of the image and the transcription as well as the annotation,...
From: Scalable Reading on 27 Oct 2015

Thou com’st in such a questionable shape: Data Janitoring the SHC corpus from the perspectives of Hannah, Kate, and Lydia

Below are the reflections of Hannah Bredar, Kate Needham, and Lydia Zoells about their adventures in the mundane world of Lower Criticism,  about which I wrote in an earlier blog and of which the digital surrogates of our cultural heritage will need...
From: Scalable Reading on 27 Oct 2015

Shakespeare His Contemporaries (SHC): The next release

This is a progress report on the basic clean-up of the 504 plays in my current Shakespeare his Contemporaries corpus (SHC).  I hope to release an updated corpus  by the end of November. It will replace the current corpus at
From: Scalable Reading on 25 Oct 2015

Engineering English: Machine-assisted curation of TCP texts

The are somewhere in the neighbourhood of five million incompletely transcribed words in the rougly two billion words of English beooks before 1700 transcribed by the Text Creation Partnership. Depending on how you look at it, that is either a  lot...
From: Scalable Reading on 2 Aug 2015

Shakespeare His Contemporaries (SHC) Released

In my earlier post “From Shakespeare His Contemporaries to the Book of English” I promised to release all SHC plays “later this spring.” I have now done so, and you may download all 504 of them from
From: Scalable Reading on 7 Jun 2015

Visiting speaker, 24 Mar 2015: Gowan Dawson on citizen science in the 19th and 21st centuries

Gowan Dawson (University of Leicester) will be presenting his paper, ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’, at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. The talk will take place in the Cardiff University’s...
From: CRECS// on 20 Mar 2015

Navigating Culture in an Age of Digital Abundance – Presentation

Today I am giving an Ignite! talk at the Being Human Festival, based today at Senate House at the University of London. The overall theme of today is “Too Much Information,” and I am excited to be taking part! As an Ignite! presenter, I will...
From: Daniel Powell on 15 Nov 2014

Guest Post: Megan Brett on the Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800

What draws non-academics to volunteer their time deciphering 18th century handwriting?
From: The Junto on 11 Nov 2014

Making Fun of George Augustus Frederick, and other publishing matters

Last February I attended and spoke at a conference organised and funded by the VolkswagenStiftung. The conference  was hosted at the splendid Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover and it examined caricature during the personal union between England and Hanover...
From: cradledincaricature on 9 Jun 2014

UC Riverside wins $405,000 Mellon Foundation Grant for ESTC

The UC Riverside Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research (CBSR) has won $405,000 to build software that will help edit and curate the English Short Title Catalog (ESTC). In the past, the CBSR won $48,500 from the Mellon Foundation for curating...
From: Early Modern Online Bibliography on 10 Feb 2014

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

‘Simpsons Did It!’, or Roy got there first and some other matters

Last week I wrote a little something about categorising the webpage-cum-page, a facet of which covered the problem of versioning and unique user perspectives. Today I have been re-reading Roy Rosenzweig’s 2003 article ‘Scarcity or Abundance? Preserving...
From: cradledincaricature on 17 Jun 2013

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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.