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Name: Isobel Grundy


Tell us something about your level of study and the type of institutional appointment you hold. 
Choose any of the terms below that apply to you:
* undergrad
* grad
* part-time instructor
* pre-tenure faculty member
* tenured faculty member
* archivist-librarian
* independent scholar
* creative practitioner
* interested citizen

Role: collaborator

Institution: University of Alberta

Field of Study/Creative Endeavor: women's writing, especially eighteenth-century


Please write a paragraph about your persona as a researcher: your position, your discipline, your general research interests, 
and the extent to which you use computers in your research. 
You may wish to mention particular tools that you use with some regularity.

literary-historical scholar


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I would be very happy to see a way of entering new texts in a project bibliography that is quicker than the Orlando method. In Orlando the bibliography lives in a database. Each entry must be entered by hand - author, form of author name given on book (vital for early-period texts but not always easy to find out since not all library catalogues list it), title, alternative title(s), publisher, place of publication, date, original date, series title and number, explanatory note (not all applicable for each entry). Each new entry is supplied by the system with an identifying number. This number does two things. When used as attribute to a <bibcit> tag containing only a short-form citation it causes the full bibliographical citation to appear to users as a pop-up. When used as attribute to a <textscope> tag it directs users following links from that title to its main occurrence, the place in the textbase where it is actually discussed.

It would be great to automate part of this process. Of course a search must be conducted non-automatically to see whether this particular title in this particular edition is already entered in the bibliography dbase. But if you typed in Austen, Jane, Emma, as a new entry, the system might offer a list of any edition(s) already entered, thus obviating the need for a separate search? And if you typed a unique author name and title into a citation tag the system might do the rest, and if you typed Austen, Emma, into a citation tag, the system might offer its list of entered editions, so you could choose which to cite?

How broadly do the practices described in this story apply to others in same field, in related fields, etc?
* broadly applicable
* shared by some
* shared by few or none


Does your story describe current research activities that you think CWRC will enhance (present), 
or future research possibilities that you can only dream of now? (future)

Timeline: Up to around 1830.

Please provide some keywords that will allow us to group or cluster related stories--or aspects of stories. 
Use as many of the ones listed below as relevant or provide your own.
* Aggregate
* Annotate
* Consider
* Discover
* Interact
* Publish
* Archive/Preserve
* Share
* Visualize
* Map
* Historicize
* Edit
* Network
* Collaborate
* Integrated History of Women's Writing in Canada
* Orlando

Keywords: women, writing, literary history, cultural history

Are there parts of the story that relate to other CWRC stories? 
Please provide title(s) and link to the relevant story page.

Related Stories: Too many to list.

Are there tools that do some of the sorts of things you'd like to see in CWRC? 
If so, what are they?

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