Work on the statutes project in October 2016:
0: Further OCRing of volumes of statutes. Current status is that the complete set of Danby Pickering’s Statutes At Large, from Magna Carta to 1806 have been put through the machine, as has what I’m calling the Butterworths series, spanning 1807 to 1839. Investigation of the avaiable digitized volumes of statutes suggest that there is a continuous series up until 1875, whereuon coverage gets very patchy. So for all intents and purpose, 1875 is the cut-off point for this project. Just another 35 years worth of statutes left to OCR!
3: A visit to the V & A to see a perpetual motion machine that was not in motion. The promised post on the statute organizing its auction will be coming this month. Promise.
4:Discussion of getting the statutes on to Wikidata, with Andrew Gray.
5: What I’ve been reading (about law). Two short papers recommended by Law & History:
- Sandberg, Women’s Legal History: The Future of Legal History
- Harris, Is it Time for Non-Euro-American Legal History?
On the agenda for next month: the end, I hope, for the moment of the OCRing of the statutes, then some organizing and error correction of the resultant texts.