[NAFEX] Forum and Pomona

Deb S debs913 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 17:15:38 EDT 2011


Word searches are fine, but they do not weight towards finding articles on
subjects...just the word and you get a lot of false drops/incidental uses of
the word.

What I have in mind is a little more sophisticated.

deb

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Leslie Moyer <unschooler at lrec.org> wrote:

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> On Aug 11, 2011, at 3:30 PM, Deb S wrote:
>
> >
> > I'll see if I can keep usage stats on how members are accessing the
> various
> > formats, but another reason I am doing individual articles in HTML is so
> > that eventually we can have a searchable database of all articles.  That
> way
> > if you are interested in blueberries, for instance, you can pull up the
> > entire archive of blueberry articles.  That's the goal, anyway.  You
> can't
> > get to the article level in indexing and display in a PDF file. (Well
> > perhaps Google can, but not moi).
> >
>
> That seems advantageous, however, my Mac computer does this.  I would
> assume that PCs do this, too, but I haven't had a PC for a while.  I have
> downloaded all past issues of Pomona (in pdf) and I just do a computer
> search for "blueberries" and it pulls up all issues of Pomona that have
> blueberries in them and, from there, I can search the issue for the word and
> find the specific article(s).  That method would require people saving
> Pomona to their computers in order to do the search, I realize.  I can't
> imagine anyone not doing this as if anyone lets their membership lapse they
> would lose access to the website and, therefore, to the issues of Pomona.
>
> Like Ernest, I, too, save all NAFEX emails on my computer and those are
> searchable, too, as he described.  I backup my computer locally, too, but
> there are online places to do this as well.
>
> --Leslie
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