The Great Library of Imperian
- version 1.0Thanks to its contributors: @Theophilus @Owyn @Dicene @Skifleure @Sylio
A comprehensive listing of the publicly accessible libraries of Imperian (that Sylio felt comfortable scraping data from).Link: https://goo.gl/tTW6Y3
Want to use library data for your own purposes? Mudlet instructions for pulling data out of LIBRARY CATALOG and putting it into a spreadsheet:
1. Add the following trigger pattern (make sure to select "perl regex" from the dropdown):
2. In the script editor:
local sep = "|"
echo("\n" .. matches .. sep .. matches .. sep .. matches .. sep .. matches.. "\n")
3. Save and activate your trigger.
4. In-game: CONFIG PAGELENGTH 250 (hopefully removing your prompt/MORE lines, unless there are a lot of books)
5. In-game: LIBRARY CATALOG
6. Copy and paste the output into Google Docs/Excel. Use the "Split text to columns" function and choose Custom as your separator, use | (a "pipe", usually found on a part of your keyboard you very rarely go).
7. Voila! With a little bit of cleanup, you have your own listing of every book in a library. Do something cool with that information.
8. In-game: CONFIG PAGELENGTH to something more reasonable, so that the next help file you read doesn't flood your screen
There are a few things I'd like to do with this data, if you or someone you know want to help, feel free to post here or make the necessary changes to the spreadsheet:
- "Merge" entries for the same title, with ALL instances of their location in the "Locations" column (e.g. "My Book" is in Caanae and Antioch, there would just be one row for "My Book" and in the Locations column, it would say "Caanae, Antioch").
- Highlight, in some form or fashion, titles that are only available in one location ('cause, you know, we might be losing one of these libraries sometime in the next 24-48 hours and it'd be a real shame if we lost some books forever).
Guilds, sects, other organizations or societies where the written word is valued: if you want to have your library added to this collection, message me in-game or follow the instructions above and add a sheet to the Google spreadsheet.