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Thread #104478   Message #2140719
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Sep-07 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: Tables of Contents are welcome!
Subject: RE: TABLES of CONTENT are welcome!
Hi, Myst -
I'm not sure you actually understand what it is that we have here already, and how it's organized. Up above I gave you links to Bonny Bunch of Roses in the Oak Publications thread; and to this query at the Roud Folksong Index which will extract a table of contents for Peter Kennedy's Folksongs of England, Scotland, and Wales - and there is no indication in your subsequent post that you had followed either link and looked at what we have available (our posts are fairly close together, so maybe you started typing yours before I finished posting mine). It's a wonderful thing to post good, documented information at Mudcat, but it's important to first make yourself familiar with what we already have. If you post lyrics or a table of contents, try to do it in an existing thread on the same subject. It's probably worthwhile to start a new thread for the Jerry Silverman book - Silverman is a prolific songbook editor, and I've been meaning to index the Silverman books I have. The Roche collection would probably fit best in our Index of Songbooks in Print thread, which has indexes for a variety of songbooks.

You say "I've seen song listings, but that isn't what I wanted to do here" - but then I wonder what it is that you would like to do here, since most of our song listings linked above, are the tables of contents of songbooks. You ask about doubleposting and whether it's allowed here, and I'm not sure what you mean by the term. We "allow" most things here, but we discourage the posting of something somebody has already posted here before. That kind of double posting just confuses people.

So, anyhow, I just wanted to make sure you understand what we already have, and how we're trying to organize things. Then you're welcome to add what you have and contribute to the body of knowledge we're building here.

All the best to you.

-Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-

In general, there are two purposes for our Songbook Indexing project:
  1. We can find our way through our own songbook collections
  2. Other peoplc can see what we have available to post, and they can ask us for those songs