Ploughing through the many many emails I have this morning, it seems the reaction to the SFE has been overwhelmingly positive. Many thanks for your support, everyone. However, it might be worth noting some known issues that have come up:
- Entirely legitimately, the first thing many people will have done with the SFE is to go and check if they have an entry themselves, and if so, what it says. Some people will have run into the fact that, as previously flagged, the text we’ve launched isn’t yet complete. In particular, authors with names in the last quarter or so of the alphabet are unlikely to have updated entries. This will be fixed over the course of the next year or so.
- If you do have an updated entry, you’ll be able to tell instantly because it’ll have a bibliographic checklist – a new feature for the 2011 edition – at the bottom. If your entry has been updated, and you’ve caught errors in it, please email us using the contact form.
- A couple of known issues with the website: searching terms in quotation marks doesn’t work, and the search also has problems dealing with accents. (Eg if you search “MIEVILLE” you don’t get the result for China Miéville as you should.) We’ll fix these as soon as we can.