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Timeline of the Repertorium Veterrimarum Societatum Litterariarum
History of the Mother Project
1993, October Initial T, Ornate his date marks the inception of the mother project of the Repertorium, namely the Scholarly Societies Project (SSP), which was not formally announced until 1994, February. For more information on the timeline of the mother project, see the Timeline of the Scholarly Societies Project.
History of the Repertorium Itself
1999 (Summer) Initial T, Ornate he Editor began to create a sub-project entitled the Repertorium Veterrimarum Societatum Litterariarum (Inventory of the Oldest Scholarly Societies), to contain society information likely to be of special interest to historians. This sub-project was initially restricted to societies founded up to and including the year 1799.
2000, August 24 The Repertorium contained 237 Societies * 120 History Pages * 96 Websites with the following breakdown by era: 1323-1599 (27 * 8 * 9) | 1600-1699 (41 * 17 * 15) | 1700-1739 (32 * 16 * 15) | 1740-1759 (34 * 17 * 15) | 1760-1779 (43 * 32 * 15) | 1780-1799 (60 * 30 * 27)
2001, August 18 The Repertorium contained 269 Societies * 136 History Pages * 119 Websites with the following breakdown by era: 1323-1599 (28 * 13 * 11) | 1600-1699 (49 * 18 * 19) | 1700-1739 (33 * 17 * 19) | 1740-1759 (37 * 18 * 17) | 1760-1779 (55 * 36 * 22) | 1780-1799 (67 * 34 * 31)
2002, June 13 The Repertorium contained 265 Societies * 143 History Pages * 132 Websites with the following breakdown by era: 1323-1599 (28 * 13 * 12) | 1600-1699 (49 * 18 * 20) | 1700-1739 (33 * 17 * 20) | 1740-1759 (37 * 18 * 20) | 1760-1779 (55 * 36 * 25) | 1780-1799 (63 * 41 * 35)
2003, June 28 The Repertorium contained 265 Societies * 161 History Pages * 132 Websites with the following breakdown by era: 1323-1599 (28 * 13 * 12) | 1600-1699 (44 * 25 * 21) | 1700-1739 (31 * 18 * 18) | 1740-1759 (37 * 20 * 20) | 1760-1779 (59 * 41 * 26) | 1780-1799 (66 * 44 * 35)
2003, Summer The Editor worked to ensure that all societies in the Chronicle of the Founding of Scholarly Societies were also included in the data base.
2003, Fall The Editor began intensive work to create all history pages from the pre-1800 period that needed to be created. Good progress on this was achieved by 2004, Spring.
2004, February The Editor began intensive work on finding and linking to full-text archives for journals listed on the history pages in the Repertorium.
2004, February 16 The Repertorium contained 251 Societies * 182 History Pages * 129 Websites with the following breakdown by era: 1323-1599 (29 * 14 * 12) | 1600-1699 (43 * 27 * 21) | 1700-1739 (31 * 24 * 17) | 1740-1759 (33 * 25 * 20) | 1760-1779 (57 * 47 * 27) | 1780-1799 (58 * 45 * 32)
2004, March The Editor began preparing history pages for the 1800-1809 and 1810-1819 periods.
2004, May 21 The scope of the Repertorium was officially extended from societies founded prior to 1800 to societies founded prior to 1820.
2004, July 16 A project was begun to provide information connecting the journal title abbreviations used in Poggendorff's Biographisch-Literarisches Handwörterbuch with the full names of the journals, along with publication information drawn from library catalogues. The project is entitled Journal Title Abbreviations: Poggendorff's Biographisch-Literarisches Handwörterbuch. It is likely to be well into 2007 before a signicant number of the abbreviations used in Poggendorff's Biographisch-Literarisches Handwörterbuch are enumerated in that area.
2004, November 17 The Repertorium contained 376 Societies * 276 History Pages * 188 Websites with the following breakdown by era: 1323-1599 (30 * 15 * 12) | 1600-1699 (43 * 28 * 22) | 1700-1739 (34 * 26 * 16) | 1740-1759 (41 * 34 * 20) | 1760-1779 (62 * 52 * 26) | 1780-1799 (66 * 54 * 32) | 1800-1809 (32 * 25 * 15) | 1810-1819 (31 * 22 * 23) | 1820-1829 (34 * 17 * 22) | No Dates (3 * 3 * 0)

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Published 2004, May 27
Modified 2006, March 12
Jim Parrott, Editor
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