Updated Codebook and Workflow for the Digital Mitford Project

We’ve updated our workflow for editing the Digital Mitford project, as we discussed in our coding hangout today in Google+.  For those of you who could not attend, or those who had wonky network connections, or for anyone who needs to review what we discussed today, I’ve posted all the new information and instructions in our Codebook on Google Docs.
What’s new in a nutshell:
1. We now have a schema system to help guide your context coding, and help eliminate duplicate entries and errors. We’ve developed this from our ever-growing site index file (which holds our canonical list of named entities and xml:ids: people, fictional characters, places, books and publications, etc.) . Project editors will now download the current schema and associate it with their XML files to guide the selection of references to defined id values. We’ll also be removing that schema when coding in new entities to be *added* from files to the site index.
The files you need (accessible only to our Project team) are posted in the Box here: https://pitt.box.com/s/pntu25nhw4gq09mjjor9
**Instructions on how to use the schema file (SI_Ref_and_Resp.rnc) are now posted in our Codebook (links below).
2. We now also have a template TEI file for project editors to draft introductory headnotes for literary texts. This includes some new tagging for coding references to online resources outside the archive. This is posted in the MRMS project support area of Box, here (again, accessible only to our project team): https://pitt.box.com/s/gc5kb2lj5ywhhapkxat9
The new sections in our coding guidelines are II. E. Editorial Headnotes, and III. A. on our Site Index and Schema.
**Anyone (including outsiders to the project) may view our current Codebook at
**If you’re a project editor, you want to access the live, editable version so you can see all the comment tags. This is accessible here:
Thanks, everyone! Please review the Codebook carefully: I’ve updated much of it today in addition to the new sections. (Please let me know if you have any questions or spot problems: inevitably I’m sure we’ll find a mistake in the codebook somewhere!)

One comment

  1. Reblogged this on Confessions of a Digital Romanticist and commented:

    Lots of Digital Romanticist activity today: new methods now in place for the Digital Mitford project.


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