Re: Magazines and Periodicals
Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:30 pm
imslp wrote:(1) that a pilot might be nice
(2) we should reuse as much of the structure as possible, and go from there (we can certainly make additional changes down the road).
Well, I'm not sure which proposal your post is 'aimed' at (if not all of them), but I realize mine is probably the biggest leap from 'normal' practice so I'd just like to point out that the main part of the system proposed probably wouldn't require any technical changes on your end, just a new system of categories. (The page to browse full issues would need some technical changes, of course, although the hypothetical new FTE template at least could be created by any of us, and perhaps there would just be some medium-sized adjustments to the Add File page other than that.) The CW is already equipped to handle category intersects with maximum ease, so maybe only minor tweaks would be needed there In fact, it might be worth considering combining my proposal with Philip's and creating a system where one could browse by year of publication and publisher in addition to the methods we already have now - for any work, not just magazines/periodicals. This would not exactly be a light undertaking, but would it perhaps be worth thinking about?