[open-history] [open-humanities] Using Weaving History for digital bibliography
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Jul 18 15:02:52 UTC 2011
On 14 July 2011 15:16, Marie Léger-St-Jean
<marie.leger.st.jean at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been trying out Weaving History to potentially use alongside my
> digital bibliography:
> Price One Penny: Cheap literature from the 1840s and 1850s
> You can see my test at:
> I have a few questions and comments:
> - Great job! I loooooove the automatic page generator from Wikipedia!
Wow, thanks. I'm really glad you like it.
> - But it won't add the longitude and latitude properly...
> they appear when I save the factlet, but the moment I try the
> Geochrono View, they disappear...
Hmm, I think this is known bug. I'm actually working hard on a
replacement for core weaving history code base in the form of
something 'codenamed' "hypernotes":
> - I would want to create different types of factlets:
> authors/publishers, jobs/locations (the time span during which a
> particular author is editor of a particular periodical, the time span
> during which a publisher has his office at a particular location),
OK. So you'd like types of objects if I understand correctly?
> - Is Weaving History the right place to be doing something like this?
> Or should I
> reuse the code on my own website?
Weaving History if the place.
> - If Weaving History is the right place, how should I group these into
> (a) thread(s)? A single "Penny bloods" thread? and/or the multiple
> "Penny blood authors", "Penny blood publishers", "Penny blood
I think that sounds fine.
> - How should I consider the "thread" in cases which are non-linear,
> like a bunch of authors?
I just use it as a blunt collection in that case and you can ignore the order.
> Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!
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