XML Filenames

Each document in the collection is encoded in a separate XML file. 

Viola Muse Collection at JHS

Our naming scheme consists of multiple nodes, separated by hyphens, as follows:

jhs — Jacksonville Historical Society

195918 — JHS's internal identifier for Viola Muse Collection (1959.18)

01 — folder number

01 — number of item within folder

For example, the first document in the first folder is jhs-195918-01-01.xml.

We include jhs-195918 on all items in anticipation of the possibility that files edited as part of this project might later be incorporated into some larger collection, a context in which these qualifiers may be useful. We also envision the possibility of items from other repositories being incorporated into this project in the future, a situation in which these nodes would provide a way of separating the JHS items from others.

We use a two-digit node for JHS folder number because there are eighteen folders in the collection. Likewise we use a two-digit note for item number because no folder contains more than 99 documents.

After initially numbering all of the documents, we discovered that some documents were actually part of others, or reconsidered decisions we had made. As a result, there are some gaps in the numbering. Specifically, the following do not exist:



Ancillary Materials

We name the files corresponding to the materials from WPA Slave Narratives, vol. 3, in the following format:

loc — Library of Congress

sn — Slave Narratives

v3 — vol. 3

xx — initials of interviewee 

For example, the file corresponding to Charles Coates Narrative (2 of 2) is loc-sn-v3-cc.xml.

The XML files corresponding to the selections from The Florida Negro are named as follows:

fn — Florida Negro

### — inclusive page numbers, using pagination of manuscript

For instance, the file corresponding to Biographical Sketch of W.E. Dancer in The Florida Negro is fn-151.xml. The file for "Git It 'n Run!" from The Florida Negro is fn-27-29.xml.