12.0433 family trees? keyboarding?

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 20:03:09 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 433.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (15)
Subject: on-line family trees

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (18)
Subject: Shared Keyboarding Contract

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 19:52:29 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: on-line family trees

>> From: David J Birnbaum <djbpitt+@pitt.edu>

Dear Humanists,

Can anyone provide any advice (and pointers to examples) for encoding a
large family tree for web delivery? On the one hand, there are many
generations and many children of each marriage. On the other hand, the
display should be visible in a single screen. Since these two features
lead to conflict, I'm thinking of a javascript approach, which would allow
the viewer to expand and collapse individual pieces of the tree, and which
would also allow me to encode some information in mouse-over-controlled
pop-up windows. But before I begin coding I'd like to be confident that
I've chosen the best strategy for representation, and I'd be grateful for
any advice. Please respond by private email to djb@clover.slavic.pitt.edu.


David J. Birnbaum
University of Pittsburgh

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 19:53:08 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Shared Keyboarding Contract

Hello all,

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson is in the process of
soliciting bids from keyboarding companies for the conversion of early
print witnesses of Ben Jonson's works into electronic format. As
conversion projects go this isn't a terribly large task: perhaps 1800
folio pages and 1300 quarto pages, with a total character count of roughly
7 million. It has been my experience in the past that the larger the
amount of material there is to be keyboarded, the lower the per-character
rate quoted by the companies.

I wonder, then, if anyone is aware of a similar conversion project that
might want to solicit bids jointly. We are looking for straight,
unemended conversion with basic structural TEI SGML added during
keyboarding. If another project is looking for something similar and has
a schedule close to ours (we're looking for delivery this summer), I'd be
very interested in talking with the electronic editor.

Thanks for your help in advance,

David Gants, Electronic Editor
Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson

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