The database now features the diagrams from Angus Henry's The MacNab Dances in Diagrams, as published by the RSCDS. These are magnificent works of art that help a lot with understanding these often tricky and unusual dances. Thank you to Angus for allowing us to include them here, to Keith Rose for organising the TIFF-to-SVG conversion, and to Stephen Webb for instigating the project.
The diagrams appear under the “Cribs/Diagrams” tabs on the detail pages of the dances in question (search for “MacNab” to find the books and take it from there). If you don't see the diagrams, check the diagram source preference in your database profile; you may have to enable the “The MacNab Dances in Diagrams (Angus Henry)” diagram source there for the diagrams to show up.
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 22 March 2021 22:44
Happy new year! I just imported the newest set of MiniCribs (29.01) into the database. We're now up to 5137 cribs with only 34 non-matches (mostly for obscure and/or very new dances that haven't made it into the database yet), which is a new record. Thanks to everyone who is working behind the scenes to make this go smoother every single time.
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 1 January 2019 2:59
Based on a suggestion by Murrough Landon, for dances in publications that (a) have a link to an online PDF and (b) give page numbers for the dances they contain, the database now displays direct links to the specific page of the PDF containing the dance in question. To test this, look at The Prince of Sutton Coldfield and click on the link given under “Online Sources”. At least on Chrome/Chromium and Firefox, this should open the internal PDF viewer with the actual dance (not the first page of the publication) displayed in the window.
This uses the
http://…/foo.pdf#page=X link style promulgated by Adobe, so it should theoretically work with Adobe Reader, too (I don't have Adobe Reader so can't check – let me know how you get on if you're in a position to try it). Your mileage may vary.
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 7 October 2018 23:36
SCDDB collections now support “sharing URLs”. These are difficult-to-guess web links that you can give to people whom you would like to allow read-only access to a collection of yours. Anybody who knows the sharing URL for a collection can look at that collection (they don't even need to be signed in to the site).
You can find the sharing URL for a collection by going to that collection's page. It is listed prominently on the overview tab.
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 10 June 2016 2:05