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From: "Stan Mitchell" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Newbie Question about Exhibits
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 14:42:41 -0800
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In-Reply-To: <20102914846.273100@Terry>


Ahhh....yes, I would fall into that camp: "Sources" page with Full
Footnotes. I'm not sure what the implications are that "the note makes sense
without the CD". This looks like something I'll have to play with.


-----Original Message-----
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Of Terry Reigel
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Newbie Question about Exhibits


The one issue I recognize with use of split CDs is the one John alluded to,
but I think it merits expanding a bit.

Second Site has a number of options in how Citations and Sources are
displayed, many more than in traditional reports as created by TMG. In one
option, the footnotes are displayed as full footnotes, then short footnotes
if cited again, at the bottom of each person's section, and appear nowhere
else. This is very much like how footnotes are presented in TMG reports. If
you use this option, there is no need to do anything different with split
CDs than you do for TMG reports.

Another option which many users find attractive is to use only short
footnotes on the individual pages to make those notes briefer, with a link
to a separate "Sources" page. You can think of the Sources pages as quite
like a bibliography in a printed reports - each source is listed once - but
with the added advantage of a live link from each footnote. For the Sources
page you have the option of using any of the three formats for output - Full
Footnote, Short Footnote, or Bibliography.

Using this method, if you choose the Full Footnote format it is important,
as John says, to be sure that the CD Source Elements (split or not) are in
conditional brackets, and also that the note makes sense without the CD.
That's because, since this note applies to the whole site and not just one
Tag, so there is no way to chose a CD (which is associated with a single
Tag) to display.

If you chose the Bibliography format with this method you need to make that
all the important information is included in the Bibliography template. For
example, I often include provenance or other key comments in the Comments
field, and put the [COMMENTS] source element in the Full Footnote. If you
were to use this method you would probably want to include it in the
Bibliography template as well.

Terry Reigel

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