Just some quick notes on this project — all good news!
I have now tagged 3400 of the 4700 entries. I have been doing 100 per day for quite a while now (which is about 2 hrs a day). That means I have 1300 left (= 13 days). So, I can say with a high degree of confidence that the project will be done by the end of the year. (A sentence I never expected to write less than a year ago). That means everyone who has donated at least $50 to it will soon have access to the bibliography. But there’s more to it than that.
Here’s what I need to do:
- Finish the remaining 1300 entries
- Add the 200-300 *new* items I’ve collected while tagging (yes, it never ends). I still think I can add those and tag them by the end of the year. If I’m 3-4 days over, it’s not going to kill me. We’ll see.
- Create a screen-capture video for those who will get access on how to use the bibliography.
- Send an email (via Go Fund Me) to all the donors that will give them access to the above video, tell them where it all lives online, and provide log-in credentials.
NOTE: Once all the above is done, the Go Fund Me campaign will close. That in turn means if you want access to the results, you have until the end of the year to donate. There will be no access granted afterward, and no further donations taken for the project. This isn’t an item for sale. Consequently, if you want in, donate now. Everyone has been paid, and the donation overage has gone toward other projects that I’ll be blogging about soon (and which I’ve alluded to in the past).
Your generosity has proven providential, allowing me to pay people for their help and produce other things that will be useful — and that will support my work in the long run. More on that after December 22. Lots of things to talk to you all about.