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  • December 25, 2012 at 10:24 am #4071

    David Armstrong
    Member

    We need a comprehensive bibliography, with:

    -standardized listings,

    -topic tags,

    -URLs for download of public domain works

    -(possibly) member reviews

    If you need help with this one, I volunteer.

    December 25, 2012 at 11:07 am #4072

    Jenny Wilkson
    Moderator

    Hi David,

    Now you’re talking! That sounds like a vast improvement over the non-standardized resource lists we have right now. I welcome your obvious expertise on this. Thank you! I’ll try to reach you via email to figure out what can be done to better integrate a bibliography with the rest of the site.

    Jenny

    December 26, 2012 at 12:26 am #4090

    Harold Kyle
    Member

    I’d love to structure bibliographic information better on Letterpress Commons. Perhaps what would help make this a reality is a document explaining/brainstorming how this bibliography would integrate with our site. What features do we envision? Are we talking about a single page of letterpress-related reading (like https://letterpresscommons.com/books/) or the bibliographic information that we sometimes include at the bottom of articles (such as https://letterpresscommons.com/merganthaler-linotype/#Resources)?

    As far as WordPress goes, I imagine that the best approach would be to create a custom post type for each bibliographic entry and rely on custom taxonomies to tag and organize them. If this makes sense, let me know. Either way, an overview document of features would be great to have. If you work with Google Docs, you can share the Doc with harold.kyle (at) boxcarpress.com.

    Thanks for volunteering to help figure this out!

    December 30, 2012 at 1:42 am #4195

    Paul Ritscher
    Member

    Just a suggestion, it would be good to give the bibliographic entries a standard form, perhaps using a resource like the Chicago Manual of Style. That way the proper information would not only be included, but would be standardized for follow-up research. As many books carry different information on the title page versus the cover, this might help to reduce or eliminate duplication.

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