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Task: regularize OD col. stencils --------------------------------- 1. Extract list of OD-col stencils using perl ex-stencl.pl *.sgm >> odcol Sort them by (1) running pre-sort.pl on the list, (2) running sort/uniq on the resultant file in TextPad, (3) running post-sort.pl on the sorted file. 2. Identify the stencils for which we can say *something* about the source. These should include: (1) stencils that simply list a manuscript ("MS Rawl.B.520") (2) stencils that list an identifiable book as the source. 3. Make sure that you do NOT include stencils that may refer to works already given MED stencils. These should be given new stencil groups or MS groups in existing entries, not new entries of their own. Also, of course, exclude from consideration all OD-col stencils that have already been assigned to existing entries and given IDs. 4. Create a new HyperBib batch that includes (1) a separate entry for each stencil identified in step no. 2 (except those excluded under step no. 3); and (2) a blanket entry for all the others. When creating the stencil for each entry, stick fairly close to the OD's own stencil, especially if you are in any doubt about how to interpret it, but adapt it to MED style too, where you can. E.g., in stencils that include MS abbreviations in the title, use the MED abbreviation, not the OD abbreviation (Rwl not Rawl). When creating the individual stencils, omit page references and the like from within the body of the stencil, as with ordinary MED stencils. Entries based on print sources will probably require some bibliographic research to discover the appropriate source and the relevant details. 5. Create a regularization script that, when applied to the MED, will (1) FOR THE STENCILS FOR WHICH YOU HAVE CREATED NEW ENTRIES: move the page reference (etc) out of the stencil and into the <BIBL> where it usually goes, at least for the stencils for which you have created new entries. (2) FOR THE STENCILS FOR WHICH YOU HAVE NOT CREATED NEW ENTRIES (i.e. those that are destined to be mapped to the blanket entry): regularize as much as possible divergent forms of the OD stencil (spelling, spacing, even reference style where possible). 6. Create a map file based on your new bib batch. The blanket stencil will be a <NRGRP>; the others will probably often be <PRGRP>s. Check if there are date discrepancies in the stencils in the dictionary. In general, if there are, we will want to leave them in place, though a fluke date or two we can be forgiven for regularizing: the former case requires a <PRGRP>, the latter a regular <GRP>. If there are no date discrepancies in the data, use <GRP>. 7. Run the regularization script from no. 5 on the whole MED. 8. From the altered MED files (altered by no. 7), extract a new list of OD-col stencils, sort as in step no. 1. 9. Map the stencils extracted in no. 8 to the map file created in no. 6.