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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2015, 09:46:33 pm »
Nice to have the index in spreadsheet format. Any chance of getting the others the same.

Box 9 Index (xlsx)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p5njl2ysfk8ppwx/Box%209%20index.xlsx?dl=0

Box 8 Index (xlsx)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3il78lgxr57daid/8-%20Box%20Index-2.xlsx?dl=0

There you go Dave
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For those who want to print out here is a cleaned up version with page numbers
https://www.dropbox.com/s/knhtb1dlwa8xwkc/Box%209.pdf?dl=0
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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #51 on: June 02, 2015, 12:25:28 pm »
Thanks Mark
For those who want to print out here is a cleaned up version with page numbers
https://www.dropbox.com/s/knhtb1dlwa8xwkc/Box%209.pdf?dl=0

For some reason it's treating my link as an email address. Must have clicked the wrong button.

Here's the link again https://www.dropbox.com/s/knhtb1dlwa8xwkc/Box%209.pdf?dl=0

The cleaning up consists mainly of removing grey space. Should save a lot of ink.


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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2015, 08:28:46 am »
I've made a start on indexing box 2, but given that one's over 500 pages it may take me a while!
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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2015, 01:48:07 pm »
Thanks Mark, could you re-post the box 29 link as the link given gives box 28? Speaking of Ecton, I must crack on with the box 2 index when I get chance...
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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2015, 08:25:20 pm »
Cheers Mark

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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2015, 07:48:20 pm »
Everyone will be pleased to hear that all Doug's collection of books, papers, etc., including Nellie Kirkham's collection, are now safe in a storage facility in Derbyshire, paid for by BCRA.  (All John Beck's caving records, surveys and books are there too.) 

The move was completed by 9 volunteers from BCRA, other friends and Doug's and John's friends on 16th. October.  We shall be liaising with PDMHS to ensure that an appropriate home is found for all this irreplaceable material.

Jenny Potts,
BCRA Library Co-ordinator

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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #59 on: October 19, 2015, 08:55:01 pm »
That's fantastic news - well done to all.

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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2015, 10:22:54 pm »
Yes - great news, and great work.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2020, 07:10:31 am »
I'm resurrecting this thread to see if anyone wants to pitch in with the indexing work while we're all in confinement.

To date, indexing of boxes 6,7,8 and 9 is complete, while boxes 1 and 2 have been partly done - I'll finish off box 2, do you want to finish off box 1 Rob?

 If the dropbox links on this thread no longer work then the files are available from https://pdmhs.co.uk/nellie-kirkham-field-notes/
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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2020, 12:01:38 pm »
Great idea to resurrect AR  :clap2: If people are looking for useful things to do this is a great cause. :thumbsup:

I fortunately WFH normally, so it's all hands to the desk for me, making hay whilst the sun is still shinning.
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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2020, 09:11:09 pm »
I'm relatively becalmed, so I don't mind having a go, though I can't really remember much about it. If box one is partially indexed, is that available? I already have the box file downloaded from years ago.

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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2020, 12:26:00 pm »
That's Rob's call, he started on it so I guess he gets first dibs on finishing it. I'm about halfway through box 2 now, but that's the biggest one of all at over 500 pages!
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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #65 on: March 26, 2020, 12:52:16 pm »
Hahah - then he's welcome to it! So does that mean that 3, 4 and 5 currently have no index?

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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #66 on: March 26, 2020, 01:43:42 pm »
I'm (hopefully) not going to get any spare time on this for the next few months, so please someone dive in and get it finished.
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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #67 on: March 26, 2020, 02:19:51 pm »
Well I'll start 3 for now, as it's already here, very interesting and luckily I have Doug and John's Glebe Cottage database too, which has a huge amount of Box 3 already transcribed, which will help hugely as they've logged the page numbers against the texts. I just have to try not to read it all! Strangely though, the box PDF doesn't seem to cover the first half of the DB transcription, which is mostly mixed Barmaster's logs of various veins around Castleton. The scans start at page 79, but the DB transcriptions got back to page 36?

I don't know if the database contents can be exported into any other DB format (it runs in Bekon Idealist) - it's not my strong point. But they both always said 'don't hoard it'. But I'm sure other copies of this exist already?

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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #68 on: March 26, 2020, 05:14:27 pm »
A good person to ask about DB conversion is Rob Hindle, the PDMHS webmaster - he took several of Dave Williams' old databases which are in archaic formats and converted them into something that could be hooked up to a website via SQL. I think there may well have been a copy of John's DB among Dave's files; I'll have a look and if so, I'll see what Rob says about shifting into something more modern. I could do with brushing up my rather rusty SQL skills anyway....
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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #69 on: March 26, 2020, 05:44:29 pm »
Here's the export dialog from Idealist - all the top dropdown options are saved as .txt files, obviously. The lower option is only available if I select 'Formatted' from the top list, and it saves as .exp files, whatever they are?

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Re: Nellie Kirkhams Field Notes
« Reply #70 on: March 26, 2020, 08:19:21 pm »
I do have a copy so I'll see what Rob suggests, it also looks like Dave may have got it to spit its contents out as a very large spreadsheet so I'll take a look at that.

I'm now 2/3 of the way through box 2, which is over 500 pages - most are less than half that (apart from no. 22 which has a lot of stuff on Alport), so anyone else feel like indexing a box or two? The more people chip in, the quicker we can put together a master index.
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