[ModLib] Dust Jacket Date Range Project -- Why So Little Participation?

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Thu Jan 8 06:07:49 EST 2009


shows up as the math sign not the equal lines
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From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com> 

> 
> On Jan 7, 2009, at 3:46 PM, Ron Holl wrote: 
> 
> > Perhaps it would help if there was a table(s) on the website showing 
> > each title, and the known DJ end points. Question marks, or some 
> > such marker, indicate end points that are known to be likely/ 
> > possibly incorrect; this fact is also noted by a gap in years. For 
> > example, 
> > 
> > Tale of Two Cities 
> > 
> > 1935 - 1939 
> > 1940 - 1953? 
> > 1958? - 1970 
> 
> Well, that's an interesting idea that would work in a number of (but 
> not all) cases. I like the question mark idea too -- I was going to 
> use the math symbol for "approximately" (two horizontally parallel 
> wavy lines which on my Mac is this character: ≈ 
> 
> So the range might be 1940 - ≈1953 (Does that show up on a PC?) 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Then, if someone has that plain text jacket in a 1954 dj, they use 
> > the form submission on that page to indicate so. Ideally it would 
> > update the database immediately; 
> 
> That WOULD be ideal. Of course, it would call for taking the entire 
> author/title info -- currently in plain old typed text -- into a 
> database of some sort. This would be a massive undertaking, and would 
> call for someone with extraordinary planning & programming skills to 
> (1) automate the process of transferring the data into the new data 
> format(s); (2) create the forms; and (3) set up the automation for 
> the updates. I do not have such skills. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Scot Kamins 
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