I probably spent the best part of a day on administrative tasks this week, including some relating to my role that I can’t really go into details about here. I also arranged to meet with Bryony Randall next week to discuss her text encoding project, and arranged a time for the Arts Developers to meet, which will be the week after next. I spoke with Gerry McKeever about a proposal he’s putting the finishing touches to and I helped Luca with a WordPress issue he wanted my advice with. I also had a chat with Graeme about a new proposal he’s helping to put together. I read through the materials he sent me and gave him some advice about technical approaches and costings. I also arranged a meeting with Catriona Macdonald next month regarding the People’s Voice project and helped Carole with a spam issue with one of her websites. I also spent about a further half a day on AHRC review duties, and will have to continue with this into next week too.
Other than the above I also spent a little bit of time on the Historical Thesaurus OED data import, ticking off another bunch of rows that Fraser had checked and speaking with Fraser about the next steps. I also launched this week’s Burns ‘song of the week’ (see http://burnsc21.glasgow.ac.uk/o-logan-sweetly-didst-thou-glide/). I had a hospital appointment on Friday morning so unfortunately lost a bit of time because of this. The remainder of my week was spent continuing with the migration of the ‘STARN’ resource to T4. As previously mentioned, it’s a pretty tedious task but it will be great to get it all done. I’m now about half-way through the final section: prose. This is a particularly long section, however, containing as it does a bunch of novels by Sir Walter Scott. It’s still going to be quite a while before I can get all of this finished as I am only doing a few pages here and there between other commitments.