Orlando: Women's Writing
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How Orlando Works



Any name, organization, place, or title that is tagged and exists elsewhere in the system is automatically hyperlinked to other mentions of it. Clicking on a hyperlink, which is designated by grey-blue text, replaces the current screen with a Links screen, in which hyperlinks are organized by the context in which they occur. This is part of a set of Tabbed screens along with an Excerpts tab, a Timeline tab, and a Bibliography tab.
Alternatively, you can use the other tabs provided here to read just the portions of the documents in which the hyperlinks occur, in the form of an excerpts screen, to view timeline materials, or to access bibliographical items in which the hyperlink occurs.

Links screens

Links screens provide organized access to all occurrences of hyperlinks within Orlando. Links screens occur as the default view of the tabbed hyperlink results, and as one of the tabbed screens available as part of author entries.
The screen heading provides the standard term for the hyperlink within the system. Occasionally, the tagging produces equivalents between different words. For instance, some links to London are the names of areas within London, such as Holborn or Chelsea. In such cases, the equivalent term is highlighted, as with all hyperlinks.
image of upper portion of hyperlinks screen
The screen provides:
  • A heading showing the standard name for the hyperlink within the system. Writers' names are hyperlinked to their entries, where they exist.
  • The author summary from the overview screen of the writer's entry, where available.
  • A link to the main entry, if one exists.
  • The left column lists the contexts in which the hyperlink occurs within other author entries, with the number of times the hyperlink occurs in these contexts in brackets. These can be expanded all together by clicking on the link provided at the top of the column, or expanded individually by clicking on a context.
  • The names of the writers in whose entries the hyperlinks occur appear in the right column. Clicking on a name replaces the Links screen with that writer's document, at the point at which the hyperlink occurs.
Note: the 'crumb trail' on the title bar ends with the Links screen. To return to the Links screen from a document, use your browser's Back button. To return to the document from which you linked in the first place, also use your browser's Back button.

Contexts for links

The contexts provided down the left side of links screens are generated from the tags in which the hyperlink occurs. Where context names are identical to tag names, that indicates that the hyperlink occurs within that tag.
  • image of contexts portion of hyperlinks screen
Some of the contexts combine several tags. These are:
  • Intertextuality and Influence: intertextuality, influences her, she influenced
  • Family and Intimate Relationships: family, intimate relationships
  • Characters: characterization, character type or role, character name
  • Literary Setting: setting place, plot
  • Publishing: serialization, advertising, copyright, relations with publisher, submissions, rejections, earnings, contract, periodical publication, place of publication,
Some of the contexts are based on tag and attribute-attribute value combinations. These are:
  • Subscriptions: mode of publication tag with attribute publication mode and attribute value subscription
  • Residence: location tag with attribute relation to and attribute value lived, moved, or migrated
  • Travel: location tag with attribute relation to and attribute value visited or travelled