Changes to Dogeared

Scot Kamins kamins at
Wed Dec 17 01:17:51 EST 2003


I've made a few changes to Dogeared:

*Home page has been somewhat restructured into more meaningful categories:

* Searching the DJ database by author has been changed to a single 
continuous list instead of 26 separate ones:
This does away with certain problems of location ("Where do I find De 
Quincy?") since you can search all the authors' names at once using 
your browser's Search tool (Find: Quincy)

* An introductory article has been added explaining what's in the 
database and how to get around in it:
Parts have been taken from other articles and new tables constructed 
making things clearer.

* An article has been added describing the four ongoing projects 
(dust jackets, blurbs, book notes, anthology tables of contents) and 
how to contribute - even if you don't have a scanner:
I'd appreciate it if everyone on the listServ would read this one, 
especially folks who have only lurked for fear of not being able to 
take a meaningful active part.

As always, comments are welcomed.
Scot Kamins

"[Books of great authors] are regarded as part of the necessary 
furniture of the house -- not of the mind; and having been duly and 
dutifully bought they are taught to know their place on the appointed 
shelf. They are taken as read. . . . There are few men now who, when 
a new book is published, read an old one."
                       - anonymous 19th century cynic

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