Some Lessons from Counting Names, Person Records, and Short Person Records

In 2019-2020, we completed the project of counting the editions in the library catalog, and we concluded that there are 7,122 editions. This month, after completing a massive multi-year effort to editorially address every name in the catalog listed as an author, our most recent counts tell us that there are: 3320 names listed in … Continue reading Some Lessons from Counting Names, Person Records, and Short Person Records

Sister co-authorship combined with cross-references = editorial pretzel

Below, I’ve pasted a Slack conversation between two Stainforth editors working on editing just one of the >1,000 Person records that we have made (one turned into two). I blog this to show the kind of thought, collaborative work, and time that editing person records for women writers requires. Maiden and married names are often … Continue reading Sister co-authorship combined with cross-references = editorial pretzel