The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1008 Wednesday, 2 May 2001
Date: Tuesday, 1 May 2001 18:09:07 +0100
Subject: 12.1001 Re: World Shakespeare Bibliography
Comment: Re: SHK 12.1001 Re: World Shakespeare Bibliography
Jim Harner writes,
>I think that Gabriel Egan's reviewer is referring to the
>Dynatext search engine used on the World Shakespeare
>Bibliography on CD-ROM (published by Cambridge
>University Press). In that interface, a user did have to
>use 'and' to connect forename and surname. However,
>in the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online it has
>always been possible to search for an author by
>surname forename (as I described below).
You've convinced me--I take it all back, with apologies.
>This is true of the original search interface and the
>revised one; some of you (including Gabe) saw the
>new interface in Miami or Valencia, but it (and
>the revised data covering 1974 to mid-2000) will
>not be available on the public server for another few
Yes, and mighty impressive it is.
>While the Verity search engine that Arden Shakespeare
>uses has its limitations, I would not go so far as to call it
No, you're right. It's the Dynatext interface that's rotten.
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