The focus of these comments is "Searchability of section/chapter names".
Ava's comments on the LV Search function's failings will be addressed in another posting.
And, a third mini-essay will someday ensue concerning cross-posting of a recording.
As a project for the sake of discussion, take my project:
"The Complete Works of Brann The Iconoclast Volume 1"
Were I to find images (e.g., from the Baylor University Archives) of the individual pages of Brann's newspaper wherein are found the 47 sections of my Brann project and readers recorded them into a Collection, would THEN you (or whoever) turn on that "This is a Collection" toggle and allow the chapter titles to be found in a search?
Were I to find on Internet Archives a bundle of these newspaper page images, and create a Brann collection, would you flip that "Collection" toggle?
Were I to find on Internet Archives the images of the pages of a book containing the collection of these same articles and had them read into an assemblage of audio files, would you flip that toggle?
This last Scenario paints the circumstances of my Brann project.
All three Scenarios do the same thing:
They map Brann's individual articles into a set (a collection) of individual audio files.
The ultimate source
is the same: Brann's texts.
The ultimate product
is the same: a set of audio files in a one-to-one relationship with the set of Brann's articles.
I beg you (whoever you are) to follow the guidance in President Reagen's Berlin speech from June 1987: "LV Admin Team, Turn on that Toggle!"
Gertrude Stein might have wrote on a bar napkin: "A Brann article is a Brann article is a Brann article ... whatever the sequence of printings that brought them out of Brann's brain and onto newsprint and ultimately into LV audio files for posterity." On the other side of that napkin one finds "If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's a duck."
Ava's conjecture that because the 47 chapters were sourced from a book and not from microfiche or digitized images of newspaper pages and therefore that my (and other similar) projects do not qualify setting the toggle to "Collection" doesn't hold water. Ava seems to say that if the Baylor University Archive newspaper images were passed before the eyes of my project's talented readers then it would be OK to flip that toggle to "Collection". Frankly that sounds ridiculous. The source is fundamentally the actual NEWSPRINT PAGES (not images) of Brann's newspaper. To extend Ava's logic to full extent would mean that all my reader's would have to transport themselves and their computers and microphones to Baylor University Library and record THERE from the crumbling, yellow historic newsprint paper.
Admittedly, Ava has brought up some really good points, but on the point of what source is adequate/permitted to create an LV COLLECTION project, she went off course. And the value of my project is lessened.
Another point from Ava's comments merits a reply. It has to do with whether Brann's section titled "The Cow" would actually be sought. Frankly, I agree with her that it is not likely to be something people will be looking for. BUT, consider the array below of other titles from Volume 1 of his collected works. THEY do seem attractive to being sought for:
Tiens Ta Foi
Seventh Commandment (Biblical reference)
Adam and Eve (Biblical reference)
Trilby (main character in novel by George du Maurier )
Christian England in India
Balaam's Ass (Biblical reference)
Potiphar's Wife (Biblical reference)
I don't think Ava was suggesting the the mundane title (The Cow) canceled all
merit in making the the project a searchable Collection. I think she was just jerking my chain a little.
I beg you (whoever you are) to follow the urgings of Horatius at the bridge: "LV Admin Team, Turn on that Toggle!"