[ilds] Letters

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 07:07:56 PDT 2016

Hi Peter,

Grove is still adding to the bibliography, but it's incremental in /Deus 
Loci/.  However, a part of me suspects the days of print bibliographies 
may be behind us...  Digital resources seem to be taking over that work, 
and having the option of searching content and interfacing with your 
word processor is helpful.  I still like print access, but the digital 
has a real foothold now.

That said, the ILDS could easily sponsor such a project, though it would 
be a real labour of love for the bibliographer and would likely have a 
niche "market."  We already sponsor Grove's work in /Deus Loci/.

The flip side of this is the gap between Grove's ongoing extensions of 
the Brigham/Thomas bibliography and the online scholarly bibliography. 
They simply have different areas of coverage.  The former includes each 
new edition of Durrell's primary works as well as newspaper stores and 
such.  The latter covers each of Durrell's works and major variants but 
has not attempted to seriously cover translations and new editions, etc. 
  Also, its real focus is on scholarly articles, chapters, and books for 
researchers.  We'll still at the very early stages of adding works in 
other languages, and even then only scholarly works.  Conceivably, the 
digital version could incorporate the B-T-K content, but that's quite a 
lot of work, and we didn't want to step on toes since they serve 
different audiences (I made that decision nearly 15 years ago when Susan 
MacNiven was also driving it, and I certainly wouldn't want to interfere 
with Grove's work today!).

I should note, I still add new Durrell works to the online bibliography 
that haven't appeared in any of them before.  Also, UVic's Brigham fonds 
includes photographs of every listed work in the Brigham/Thomas -- they 
simply couldn't be printed in the book.

All best,

On 2016-11-01 2:00 AM, PETER BALDWIN wrote:
> Much more pressing is an single volume bibliography following the
> Brigham/Thomas model as used by Grove Koger [so far up to 2002]
> Would the ILDS consider some sort of sponsorship for such a work?
> Peter

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