starback at Minsk.DoCS.UU.SE
Mon Sep 7 10:46:40 CEST 1992
Lars Petrus wrote:
> I have most of the Gladstone magazines, but I never read them. That is
>because whenever I remember something wonderful never know *which* magazine
> The obvoius solution would be if there is an index for them - is there?
I let this pass first, as I thought someone else might answer, e.g.,
Hannes, who's made a list of Barks in Gladstone comics, that looks
>US215 A Cold Bargain(26.75)
> 'Quarter on the hillside'(1)
> 'Tepee gag'(1)
That is for every Gladstone book it lists the stories with title and
number of pages.
There's also a Gladstone Barks index in The Barks Collector #42, with
two parts. First sorted by Gladstone book, like this:
> Ducktales 13 The Nose Knows (Gyro-gag-art) GGOS 1184
> A Spicy Tale US 39
> Pin-Up (inventor Gyro) GGOS 1047
and then sorted by the original source, like this:
> MOC 4 Maharajah Donald DD 279
> The Peaceful Hills DDA 4
but that one is not available in computer-readable form. But that's
only Barks of course --- a total Gladstone index would be nice to
have, but I don't know of any. How about making one as a joint
effort? People could tell the list "I'm doing Mickey Mouse #219-240"
(as an example) before they start on it, to avoid doing the same thing
as someone else. We also need to decide on a common format. I'd like
something that is
o Easily machine-readable so that one can write programs to make
interesting searches in it or to present it in another form.
o But still human-readable without conversion.
o Flexible, so that one can insert new information later on that we
didn't think would be there earlier.
Maybe just something like tag1:value1 tag2:value2 ...?
Per Starback, Uppsala, Sweden. email: starback at student.docs.uu.se
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