I don't generally make my own templates but when I do, I can usually munge something together. This time I can't seem to get what I want.
I am trying to create a template that will allow me to enter an obit regardless of where it came from (clipping book, physical paper, website etc.). I currently am trying to modify the built in template named 'Newspaper, Print Edition'.
Since obits seldom have a listed author, I deleted the [Author] and [Article] lines. I am thinking it would be adequate in the footnote template to have something like:
Obituary, Ottumwa, Iowa Courier, June 4 2003, Kenneth Funk, page 2, col 1
So far what I have come up with is (for the footnote template):
[ItemType], <i>[PubPlace][Newspaper]</i>, [IssueDate], [Subject] <,page [Page]> <,column [Column]>
That means I have (or will) get rid of [NewspaperPlace], [SpecificContent] and [Annotation]. I have added [Page] and [Column] fields. Is there anything else I should really have in this source, or any good suggestions (or even the loan of your template) that someone might be willing to suggest? Should I have something optional to note whether it came from a a newspaper site, funeral home site, physical paper etc.???
I am ok with lumping this all under an obituary source. I don't want or need to have an individual source for each newspaper. I literally have thousands of obits that I have gathered over the last 35 years and I am just now beginning to enter them as sources. I have been really terrible about entering sources as I go along.
Eventually I plan to modify the obit for other types of annoucements such as weddings, anniversaries and so forth so I am trying to make this source template flexible enough I can alter it accordingly.