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Thursday, November 19, 2009


As you know, Oll has been working on the archiving project since early February, and he is now working on the BHM section. This 12th trenche is from the early 1990s and is (like the 9th and 10th and 11th) almost entirely North American bigfoot stories. Good stuff.



theo paijmans said...

Excellent endeavour and much appreciated! There's just one problem I'm having though with the files: they seem not to be properly referenced.

There is, for instance, this interesting article by Jeff Glass on a whistling sasquatch, but other than that it is from 1980, I can't discover in what publication it was published.

Perhaps it would be a good thing to publish in the same directory a document listing all the bibliographical data of the clippings.

Sincere regards,


Oll Lewis said...

In the archiving folder on the website there's the list of publication codes.

The files are named as followed:

DATE OF PUBLICATION... description of the article... (PUBLICATION CODE)... article number

If any part of the date or the publication is unknown then a letter U is used for the day/month/year/publication.

for example if you look at the article Theo mentioned you can tell it was published in the November 1980 issue of Fate from the file name.

If anyone is having trouble finding the list of publication codes here is a direct link to it: