Richard P. Morgan
The Student Name Index project is directed by Richard P. Morgan,
co-author of South Carolina Imprints, a Descriptive Bibliography,
1731-1800, and longtime member of the American Antiquarian Society.
first partnership in the early 1990's with the American Antiquarian
Society was a digital bibliographical database,
Morgan Bibliography of
Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850, and corresponding library collection, of
the majority is now at the American Antiquarian Society. Building on his
earlier bibliographic foundation, Morgan expanded his scope to that of
digital content indexing with the compilation of the
Morgan Index of Ohio People, Businesses and Institutions, 1796-1850 begun in 1992,
and introduced, at that time, the "Context Keyword Indexing Schema."
The "Context Keyword Indexing Schema" is used throughout the Student
Name Index. The schema recognizes that printed lists of names often omit
repetitive data. In the same manner as a telephone book does not repeat
the city and the state for each and every name listed, school catalogues
do not print repetitive keywords such as "student," "college,"
"freshmen", "sophomore", "junior" or "senior" for each student. For
search engines to find these "invisible keywords," they must be added
back for each and every name. The Student Name Index does this.
For examples of how the "Context Keyword Indexing Schema" is designed
and an explanation for how it provides for complex searches, use the
Help tab above.
library with your questions or comments.