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Please record your weekly efforts on this page. In addition to the number of hours that you work, please include information about what you were working on. You might include the number of figures you have completed, wiki articles you have written, or similar information. Please do not include difficulties or discussions of the text on this page.

Winter 2011

Week of January 17th

Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: January 21 (3), January 22 (6), January 23 (6)

Hours: 15

Weekly summary: Day (1867)

Week of January 10th

Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: January 13 (6), January 14 (8)

Hours: 14

Weekly summary: Carpenter and bibliography


Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: January 10 (3), January 11 (3), January 12 (3), January 12 (3), January 14 (0.5), January 15 (2), January 16 (2)

Hours: 16.5

Weekly summary: reading Silva

Week of January 3rd

Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: January 6 (2), January 7 (5), January 8 (5)

Hours: 12

Weekly summary: Reading Carpenter


Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: [December 28 (3), December 30 (3), December 31 (5), January 1 (1.5), January 2 (3.5)], January 3 (2), January 4 (2), January 5 (1), January 8 (2), January 9 (2)

Hours: 25

Weekly summary: finished Kellogg, reading Silva Rhetoricae figures

Fall 2010

Week of December 21

Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: December 21 (3.5), December 23 (6), December 24 (2), December 26 (3.75), December 27 (2)

Hours: 17. 25

Weekly summary: Finish Norwood and started Kellogg

Week of December 13

Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: December 14 (2)

Hours: 2

Weekly summary: Converting Refworks bibliography to Endnote, starting to write more abstracts for bibliography entries


Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: December 14 (0.5), December 15 (1), December 20 (1.75)

Hours: 3.25

Weekly Summary: starting Norwood

Week of December 6

Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: December 6 (1), December 7 (2), December 8 (3.5)

Hours: 6.5

Weekly Summary: Johnston biography

Week of November 29

Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: November 29 (2.5), November 30 (1), December 1 (1), December 2 (1), December 4 (1), December 5 (4)

Hours: 10.5

Weekly summary: Johnston

Week of November 22

Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: November 22 (1), November 23 (3), November 24 (0.5), November 25 (1.5), November 26 (1), November 27 (1), November 28 (3.5)

Hours: 11.5

Weekly summary: finished Bullinger, started Johnson (1903)

Week of November 15

Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: November 15 (1), November 16 (3), November 17 (1.5), November 18 (1), November 19 (2), November 20 (1), November 21 (4)

Hours: 13.5

Weekly summary: inputting figure from Bullinger (1898) into database

Week of November 8

Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: November 8 (2), November 9 (3), November 10 (1), November 11 (1), November 12 (3.75), November 13 (2.5), November 14 (1)

Hours: 14.25

Weekly summary: inputting figures from Bullinger's text (1898) into database

Week of November 1

Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: November 1 (6), November 2 (3), November 3 (2), November 4 (2), November 5 (2)

Hours: 15

Weekly summary: finding abstracts for bibliography of Metaphor (1950-1975)


Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: November 1 (1), November 2 (3), November 3 (1), November 4 (1), November 5 (2), November 6 (1), November 7 (2)

Hours: 11

Weekly summary: inputting figures from Bullinger's text (1898) into database


Week of October 25

Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: October 26 (3), October 27 (4), October 29 (5)

Hours: 12

Weekly summary: working on bibliography for Metaphor, 1950-present


Researcher: Ioanna Malton

Date: October 26 (1), October 27 (1), October 28 (1), October 29 (1), October 30 (1)

Hours:5

Weekly summary: inputting Bullinger's text (1898) into database


Week of October 18

Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: October 18 (2 hrs), October 19 (2 hrs), October 20 (1 hr)

Hours: 5

Weekly summary: working on bibliography for Metaphor, 1950-present


Week of October 4th

Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: October 4th (3 hrs)

Hours: 3 hours

Weekly summary: completed Raub, waiting for another text


Week of September 27th

Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: September 27th (5 hrs), October 1st (4 hrs), October 2nd (3 hrs), October 3rd (3 hrs)

Hours: 15 hours

Weekly summary: completed Blount, working on Raub (ongoing)


Week of September 20th


Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: September 20th

Hours: 40 minutes

Weekly summary: Finished Jamieson


Week of September 13th


Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: Tuesday, September 14th

Hours: 1 hour

Weekly summary: worked on Jamieson

Spring 2010

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Researcher: Samantha Price

Date: August 23, 2010

Hours: 20

Weekly summary: Imported references from WorldCat into RefWorks, eliminating duplicates and irrelevant work.


Researcher: Nike Abbott

Date: August 24, 2010

Hours: 8

Weekly summary: I completed translation of metalepsis, synecdoche and started antonomasia. Metalepsis and synecdoche have been added to the database. Metalepsis has been added to the wiki article.


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Week of August 9th


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Researcher: Ashwini Namasivayam

Date: August 20, 2010

Hours: 15

Weekly summary: Continued reading 'Demetrius on Style' and updating the database with various examples and definitions from the text. This particular text is not as comprehensive as the previous texts I have read, and approaches figures with a different method of analysis. As such, there are not as many definitions or examples, let alone rhetorical figures.


Researcher: Samantha Price

Date: August 18, 2010

Hours: 35

Weekly summary: Imported all the citations from Scholars Portal and Primo into Refworks and have finished uploading the available digital copies of the texts into their citations and using the texts to create abstracts. Continued searching for texts using WorldCat and importing them into RefWorks. There are about 337 entries from WorldCat to be imported and have abstracts found for.


Researcher: Nike Abbott

Date: August 19, 2010

Hours: 7

Weekly summary: Continued translation of Du Marsais text and added metalepsis to both the database and the wiki article for the text.


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Week of August 1st


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Researcher: Samantha Price

Date: August 10, 2010

Hours: 28.5

Weekly summary: I began compiling the annotated bibliography for Metaphor between 1900 and 1950. I imported citations into RefWorks and began finding and creating abstracts for the entries.


Researcher: Nike Abbott

Date: Aug 13, 2010

Hours: 5

Weekly summary: Completed translation of metalepsis treatise in Du Marsais and started gathering texts for Wiki article on Irony. Completion of final SIGDOC paper. Family visit and reunion.


Researcher: Ashley Kelly

Date: Aug 12, 2010

Hours: ~5

Weekly summary: Made revisions to paper for SIGDOC and submitted them along with the copyright papers.

Week of July 26th


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Researcher: Nayoung Hong

Date: July 26 - August 1, 2010

Hours: 2

Weekly summary: Text progress: 12%

Completed the Holmes text.


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Researcher: Ashwini Namasivayam

Date: July 31st, 2010

Hours: 10

Weekly summary: This week I finished an article on Hart and his text, and started reading 'Demetrius on Style'. This is the new text I will be starting and I am trying to figure out what information in this text will be the most useful within the database.


Researcher: Samantha Price

Date: Aug. 3, 2010

Hours: 34

Weekly summary: Began wiki articles for The Science of Rhetoric and The Elements of Rhetoric. Began and finished entering Waddy figures into the database. Met with Ashley to begin Bibliography work.


Researcher: Nike Abbott

Date: Jul 26 - Aug 1

Hours: 5

Weekly summary: Attended meeting re: database and fall plans. Continued translation of Du Marsais text. Completing term paper and family visit took up a lot of time.


Researcher: Ashley Kelly

Date: Aug 3, 2010

Hours: ~25

Weekly summary: Determined direction of database, assigned work for upcoming weeks, had a few meetings. Move to North Carolina.

Week of July 19th


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Researcher: Nayoung Hong

Date: July 19 - July 25, 2010

Hours: 0

Weekly summary: Had some unexpected events happening on the weekend. I'll finish up the text next week.


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Researcher: Ashwini Namasivayam

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hours: 10

Weekly summary: Completed six figure-specific pages based on information from Hart's text for the following figures: epigram, metonymy, interrogation, exclamation, personification and hyperbole.


Researcher: Samantha Price

Date: July 26, 2010

Hours: 39

Weekly summary: Completed De Mille and Hill texts. Researched and drafted Wiki articles for these texts and their authors.


Researcher: Nike Abbott

Date: Saturday July 24

Hours: 12

Weekly summary: Completed the Du Marsais entry for metonymy. Did some clean-up work on entries, attended meetings, updated Wiki articles.


Researcher: Ashley Kelly

Date: Saturday July 24th, 2010

Hours: 42

Weekly summary: Reviewed database progress, attended related meetings, and determined options for moving forward. Assigned some new texts, answered RAs questions and outlined work for August.

Week of July 12th


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Researcher: Nayoung Hong

Date: July 12 - July 18, 2010

Hours: 3

Weekly summary: Text progress: 25%

Continued to work on the Holmes text. This text can probably be finished within the next week.



Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: 12th-13th

Hours: 8

Weekly summary: Started, completed Bain (1867)--got Jamieson as my next text



Researcher: Ashwini Namasivayam

Date: On vacation.

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Researcher: Samantha Price

Date: July 19th

Hours: 29

Weekly summary: Entering figures from De Mille into Database.


Researcher: Nike Abbott

Date: Friday July 16th

Hours: 12

Weekly summary: Completed the entry for Catachresis with the abridged French text and English translation. I have started the second of about 20 treatises, metonymy. Reviewed some figures, did some more database testing, some clean-up work on entries, as well as some more work on the wiki articles.



Researcher: Ashley Kelly

Date: Friday July 16th

Hours: 46

Weekly summary: Spent a considerable amount of time testing the new database. Editor features were mostly function, with only minor bugs, but there were some significant problems with the administrative features. These problems appear to be corrected now. Security-wise there were still some obvious vulnerabilities, such as XSS problems. These have been reported and are, presumably, fixed. Given the significant amount of time testing takes me I have asked the developers to look into finding someone with expertise in web app security testing so that we can get the new database to match the level of security that the present database has. In addition to this I have been drafting a document for phase two development and working on some training material. Have also been reviewing editor's work and assisting them with their problems as needed. Assigned new texts to editor's who had completed their work. Finally, working on Buck's text on metaphor and drafting notes as I go.

Week of July 5th


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Researcher: Nayoung Hong

Date: July 5 - July 11, 2010

Hours: 2

Weekly summary: Text progress: 21%

Continued to work on the Holmes text.



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Researcher: Ashwini Namasivayam

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Researcher: Samantha Price

Date: July 12, 2010

Hours: 35

Weekly summary: Completed Macbeth and wiki article on [[The Might and Mirth of Literature]], tested the database and begun De Mille text.


Researcher: Nike Abbott

Date: Sunday July 11th, 2010

Hours: 17

Weekly summary: Conducted tests on the database. Made changes to some entries and noted problems. Continued the translation of the Du Marsais text. Completed Part One and half of the treatise on Catechresis. Started reading an 1899 text written by Prof. Gertrude Buck of Vassar College, The Metaphor: A Study in the Psychology of Rhetoric.


Researcher: Ashley Kelly

Date: Saturday July 10th, 2010

Hours: 40

Weekly summary: Continued to test the database. Still seeing some significant problems which must be addressed before going live. More testing of admin features is critical. Assigned news texts to editors, updated the help file, and sent Bob a summary of June's efforts and successes. Reviewed figures and sent feedback to some of the editors. Continued editing the wiki and writing training documentation. Finally, began reading through Gertrude Buck's The Metaphor and created a page about her which Nike and I will work on over the next couple of weeks.

Week of June 29th


Researcher: Nayoung Hong

Date: June 28 - July 4, 2010

Hours: 2.5

Weekly summary: Text progress: 29%

I tried to complete as many figures as possible this weekend, because next weekend will be busy with other plans. I hope to finish the Holmes text by the end of July.



Researcher: Mark Carter

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Weekly summary: Finished Gibbons (sorry about date confusion, I'll start logging my time spent on Inkpot)



Researcher: Ashwini Namasivayam

Date: July 6, 2010

Hours: 10

Weekly summary: Since completing the regular entries in the database for Hart's text, I have been creating wiki articles for the figures in the text that contained an abundance of information. This extra information includes, but is not limited to, rules for employment of the specific figure and how the figures is similar and different from other figures. So far I have completed articles for the following figures: metaphor, simile, antithesis and allegory.



Researcher: Samantha Price

Date: July 8, 2010

Hours: 30

Weekly summary: Continued entering Macbeth's figures into the database and building a separate document for the questionable figures that need extra attention.



Researcher: Nike Abbott

Date: Monday July 5, 2010

Hours: 16

Weekly summary: This week I nearly completed the translation of the first part of Du Marsais's text. I should be able to complete the entire text by the end of July. I have researched further texts of interest to the database project. I have compiled a list of figures to review including my own and those assigned by the project manager. I will also review some newly entered figures by more recent editors this week. I was intended to participate in a beta or pen testing this week but this has been postponed. I began a wiki article on Irony - this will be an ongoing project. I will also start an article for Metaphor and Prof. Harris will assign someone to write an article for Metonymy. I intend to finish 3 tropes from Du Marsais's text this week.



Researcher: Ashley Kelly

Date: Saturday July 3rd, 2010

Hours: 40

Weekly summary: Completed summary of June efforts, began a document describing future work to be completed on the database, and assigned new material to those editors who completed their June text assignments. Have determined all the features that will be included in phase one of the version two database. Intended to beta and penetration test this weekend, but the v.2 database seems to be down/corrupted and I did not receive the email from the developer regarding out status that he said he would send. Will leave DB work to next week when developer returns from holidays. Also, began reviewing figures in the current (version one) database and will continue to provide feedback to editors as required. Today I am preparing for working session on Tuesday (updating the help file, reviewing editor notes, etc.).

Week of June 21st


Researcher: Nayoung Hong

Date: May - June 27, 2010

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Weekly summary: Text progress: 13%

With my new full time job in South Korea, my progress on the Inkpot project has been somewhat slow. I finished the Garrett Epp text and started working on the Holmes text in May. Since my weekdays are fully occupied with work, I plan to contribute to Inkpot mostly on weekends.


Researcher: Mark Carter

Date: June 21-25

Hours: 0

Weekly summary: my work on Inkpot is on hiatus until the 28th because of other work commitments. In May, I did the first of two sections in Gibbons' Rhetoric. I will finish the text over the 28th-30th.



Researcher: Ashwini Namasivayam

Date: Sunday June 27th, 2010

Hours: 10-15 hours per week

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I have spent the last two month's working on Hart's Manual of Composition and Rhetoric. At this point I have read through the text and have finished updating the database with the main 15 figures that Hart has covered in great detail. Due to the abundance of information provided for some of the figures, my next step will be to create wiki pages covering specific figures.



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Researcher: Nike Abbott

Date: Saturday June 26th, 2010

Hours: 22

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I have spent much of the week working on the ACM SIGDOC 2010 Conference paper with Ashley Kelly. Currently I am translating the text of Du Marsais' text Des Tropes. A research of various library catalogues and databases has not yielded any known English translation of this text. It is probable that this will be a unique project. My goal is to complete the translation of the first part and one chapter on a figure by the end of next week.



Researcher: Ashley Kelly

Date: Saturday June 26th, 2010

Hours: 45

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I spent most of this week working on a manuscript for a proposal that was accepted to the 2010 ACM SIGDOC conference in September. Status of full paper will be known in August. Additionally, I found an interesting text called the Elements of Rhetoric (1878), by Canadian rhetorician and historian James De Mille. This text was assigned to Samantha Price. The rest of my time this week was spent responding to RAs questions and assessing their status. Hoping to finish and submit the manuscript Saturday and spend some time on Sunday reviewing the new database software.

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