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A brief explanation of this data set (generated by ASCix)

This set of files is intended to be decipherable by intuition alone but, if we fail in that, this file may prove useful

The overriding feature of this data set is that each file is named by a strictly enforced formula and each is accompanied by a shadow file with the same name but having an additional extension, in this case, "..TIK"
The shadow files are in ASCII text format and will be readable by any text editor. They contain the following information

  • File: The name of the file they describe
  • SrcFile: The original name of the file before it was catalogued and renamed
  • Code: The primary key under which that file was catalogued
  • Number: A unique number for that code (mostly there to ensure that the names are unique)
  • Var: A user defined variable
  • Keywords: These may further describe the object described in the file
  • Caption: A brief description of the object described in the file
  • Comments: Another brief description of whatever the person cataloguing thought was important
  • Author: The user ID of the person responsible
  • Date: The date assigned to the fiile by the person Cataloguing
  • The data set was put together based on the configuration file described in "[READ-ME].CSV" which should also be in this directory, the sections of which will be described below.

    The first section is of little interest, being the parameters with which the data set was created.
    The exceptions are:

  • UseCart: If this is True there should be HTML pages somewhere with the data somewhat formatted
  • CartCaptionExt: The extension of the Shadow files
  • NameStructure: Describes how the file name was derived from the information in the shadow file
  • @ the meaning of the codes needs to be described

    The list of codes used as the primary key followed by a short title
    The list of keywords
    The list of Authors including ID, First Name, Last Name & Contact info
    A list of the file extensions used and the preferred editor of the person cataloguing

    Date,5/25/2007 4:58:40 PM
    CartTitle,CIPA 2007 Athens RecDoc Tutorial
    AA Agii Apostoli
    arch Archival Material
    back Background Information
    course Tutorial Materials
    day_1a Day 1 Morning
    day_1p Day 1 Afternoon
    day_2a Day 2 Morning
    day_2p Day 2 Afternoon
    sn Steve Nickersin
    vt Vassilis Tsiouka
    SN Steve Nickerson
    VT Vassilis Tsiouka
    FTN notepad
    GIF C:\Program Files\Paint Shop Pro 6\Psp.exe
    JPG C:\Program Files\Paint Shop Pro 6\Psp.exe
    TXT C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe

    Files Referenced for "[read-me]"

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    (Fri May 25 17:40:12 2007 )