I've made a huge mistake?
September 19, 2012 7:15 PM Subscribe
How can I create a web-searchable database of indexed newspaper articles?
posted by orrnyereg to computers & internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've checked the other ask.mes on this subject and none of them seem entirely on point.
I'm in the process of indexing a now-defunct local newspaper using an Excel 2007 spreadsheet. My columns are: issue number, date, title, author, section, and page number. What I'd like to create is a simplified version of, say, a ProQuest database that allows you to search all the contents of the index file. For example, search for the word "cat" and the results would have "cat" in either the title or author name.
I have no database or programming experience and there's no money to hire someone who does. Have I bitten off more than I can chew?