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Re: Re[2]: index AFJ

  • Subject: Re: Re[2]: [ferns] index AFJ
  • From: Bob Needham bneedham@cisco.com
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 08:28:28 -0700 (PDT)

I may not be able to do much, but I'll volunteer to help,
in any way I can.

> From owner-ferns@hort.net Fri Jul 11 00:31:42 2003
> X-Envelope-From: barkerms@muohio.edu
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> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 03:28:03 -0400
> From: Mike Barker <barkerms@muohio.edu>
> To: "Winter, Wim de" <ferns@hort.net>
> Subject: Re[2]: [ferns] index AFJ
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> Hello Wim,
>   I would be willing to help out with such a project.  I would also be
>   willing to bet that the fern society would make copies of those
>   journals available for such a project, although I can not speak for
>   the society.  Keep in touch about this idea.
> -- 
> Best regards,
>  Mike                         
> *****************************************************************************
> "We should realize that the game is crooked, 
> but also that it is the only game in town."
> - Cronquist on phylogenetic reconstruction, 1988
> Mike Barker                     
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> Oxford, OH 45056        barkerms@muohio.edu
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> Thursday, July 10, 2003, 4:04:45 AM, you wrote:
> WWd> Mike,
> WWd> Yes, I feel the desire to build such an index, but the answer is not defenitely affirmative yet. I will start out with a pilot to determine how easily the printed index can be converted to
> WWd> ascii, and the ascii to a database. This largely depends on how the OCR-software deals with the type-face used. 
> WWd> The most work will probably be the manual correction of the ascii representation of a volume's index. The scanning and correcting could be easily divided over volunteers. Everyone one volume
> WWd> won't take much more than two hours each. The conversion into a database will be my job, then.   
> WWd> John Scott reports about a literature database of his, at least partly based on the AFJ. With a bit of luck, we could use this as a start. I will contact John about this.
> WWd> As to help of the AFS, I do hardly foresee any cost in such a project. I do not, however, have access to all volumes, only from 1949 on with a few missing. Also, the AFS should be willing to
> WWd> integrate the resulting index on the website.
> WWd> regards, 
> WWd> Wim de Winter
> WWd> Wageningen Software Labs
> WWd> Postbus 47 - 6700 AA Wageningen - Netherlands
> WWd> visiting: Bornsesteeg 47 gebouw 116, Wageningen
> WWd> tel. +31 (0) 317 474233
> WWd> fax: +31 (0) 317 419000
> WWd> <http://www.wisl.nl/>
> WWd> -----Original Message-----
> WWd> From: Mike Barker [mailto:barkerms@muohio.edu]
> WWd> Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 20:02 
> WWd> To: ferns@hort.net
> WWd> Subject: Re[2]: [ferns] index AFJ
> WWd> Hello Wim,
> WWd>   Are you interested in building an electronic index to AFJ yourself
> WWd>   then?  If this is the case, then maybe you could seek formal support
> WWd>   for the project (probably not monetary, but volunteer power) from
> WWd>   the American Fern Society.  If you could divide the labor up among
> WWd>   other members it would probably be a lot faster.  I would be
> WWd>   interested in helping with such a project.
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