On to the next thing…

 

OK, I’ve finished up a little administrivia and have moved on to something akin to actual DH work. ISAW’s next book coming out is “Ancient Jewish Sciences”, edited by Jonathan Ben-Dov and Seth Sanders. Great book, and I’m eager to publish it. That does mean working on both the XHTML markup and the scripts that turn that into a PDF. I enjoy producing the well-structured markup version and the last step of publishing that is trivial. Producing the PDF, sort of drag, except (and this is important) that it’s a great way to find subtle opportunities for improvement in the XHTML. As in, I render the PDF, I see what went wrong, I fix the XHTML. That’s a good cycle.