[DWJ] deep secret editions
lskale at ixaxis.net
Fri Oct 7 21:13:22 EDT 2005
At 01:48 PM 10/7/2005 -0400, deborah wrote:
>On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
>|Is this putative project going to include editions in say Russian, and
>|Finnish, and Japanese? Or will it be confined to English (or American)
>|Language Editions, and if so why?
>The putative product would include everything, everything,
>characters and all. I still have my DTDs around; I just haven't
>worked on this since (*checks archives*) September 2001. Hmm.
>Guess I got a little distracted, then -- I wonder by what? :P
I thought that was what the wiki was for. Though that would be
hard to automate.
The idea was to build a huge database with titles, characters,
>editions, links to images and reviews, etc, and then make it
>open source so anyone can do what they want with the data. What
It would be nice to find a script that does what Book Collector does,
where you can enter the ISBN and it will go to a few bookstores to
download the information and then you can correct it as you please.
There is something called Library Thing that people have been mentioning.
I just set up an account with them to list DWJ books.
Username is "kale" My password is "dwjrocks" if you want to play
with it. For free accounts,you can list up to 200 books.
I don't know if it's better to have individual accounts or to
try to put it all in one account. It's supposed to be a community
thing, so you can see who has the same books as you, and they
can comment/tag the entries.
I've been using ISBN to enter the data, which works well for US
books and not so well for UK books, so I use a combination of
title and author for those. They use the country's Amazon and
libraries to input the data.
(who understands laziness/being distracted as she hasn't managed
to catalog more than one shelf of books into Book Collector in the
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