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We are digitizing Comenius's Latin-Latin Lexicon. Please help!

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Getting Started - Ideas? Options? 1 Reply

Started by Laura Gibbs. Last reply by Laura Gibbs Jan 23, 2009.

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Comment by Laura Gibbs on January 2, 2009 at 1:04pm
Thanks, Ann - no problem at all there! It looks like no work at all was lost. I updated the front page so it looks like it matches up with the ongoing work. One thing I've been doing is looking over in the right-hand column to see "Most Recent Activity" - another good way to see if someone is working on a page but forgot to update the Homepage table. :-)
Comment by Laura Gibbs on January 5, 2009 at 11:08pm
Ha ha, my fox likes the grapes of course!

And you are so right about the quirkiness of the Lexicon - I love (LOVE) all the proverbs. So far, every page I happen to have typed has had some good proverb stuff. Non omnes sancti qui calcant limina templi - that was on one of the pages last night! :-)
Comment by Laura Gibbs on January 6, 2009 at 3:56pm
Hi Evan, having the Januale available sounds GREAT - although I think we need to have the digital books match the original texts FIRST, then later on we can do a mash-up, so to speak, combining the two books (and at that point perhaps instead of using a Wiki for the "new" combined book, it will be better to do it as a big document that might be rendered as a PDF, printed as a book, etc.).
If we try to combine them now, that is going to make proofreading the Atriale a nightmare, plus it would interfere with the work of people who really want THAT book in particular, and who, for whatever reasons of their own, are not as interested in the Januale. Since the books did originally have different goals and different audiences, I think it makes sense to keep them separate... although the power of digital versions will later give us the option of combining them - either printing the two as one book or doing something more radical, as you have suggested here, of actually integrating them item by item.
Would you like me to set up pages for the Januale at the Wiki? I've got some super-fast tricks that make it pretty easy for me to set up the Wiki pages for you if you would like, and you could be digitizing the Januale while the rest of us are working on the Atriale.
Then, at the end, we can brainstorm about what way(s) it will make the most sense to use the two books separately and/or in combination with each other.
If you want me to do that, just let me know how many pages there are in the main text, and how many pages of front matter, and I'll get the pages set up and ready to go. That would be really nifty, having both books available! Wow!
Comment by Laura Gibbs on January 6, 2009 at 4:48pm
Perfect! I'll get that set up on Wednesday - we will have an integrated search this way (I need to set up a good FreeFind search for the wiki, to give us some more sophisticated searching options) -and if you can manage with just one wiki page per letter of the alphabet, then it will be easy for people to consult quickly. We can always split the content up later to match the pagination in a GoogleBooks scan if that becomes desirable. SUPER.


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