No real post this week; I’ve been busy fighting a cold while simultaneously trying to write up the process paper for the Database of Demons and Death Gods.
Here lies the Database of Demons and Death Gods: a full-text database of stories about death gods and demons from around the world. This paper describes the background literature useful to the creation of such a database and a detailed walkthrough of the process of creating and launching the database. Process topics include system architecture, principles of story selection and file naming, metadata, search functionality, user interface, graphic design, database launch and evaluation, and areas for future development.My attempt at a clever abstract
Come back next week for your regularly scheduled content and if you’re bored in the meantime, check out the Database of Demons and Death Gods for something to read!