0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2019 10:17 AM by Victoria Van Hyning

    Searching for transcribed materials on loc.gov

    Victoria Van Hyning Scout

      The By the People team and a cast of half a dozen folks here at the Library imported our first two completed batches of completed transcriptions back into loc.gov, the Library's main website. To celebrate Opening Day on March 28, 2018 (baseball season, for all you non-fans!) we published the first completed Campaign of materials--the scouting reports of Branch Rickey. Back in January of 2018 we'd published 781 pages from the Letters to Lincoln Campaign, and we'll be making regular imports and updates throughout the year.


      This brings us to the important issue of how to search for these transcriptions. One way is to search for the attribution label: "Transcribed and reviewed by volunteers participating in the By The People project at crowd.loc.gov". This attribution appears on all transcriptions provided by BTP volunteers.


      And another way is to search for keywords such as "Branch Rickey Bing Crosby". This example will render one result--a single page on which the crooner is mentioned for endorsing a not very good (in Rickey's opinion) baseball player. If you run this search, you'll see this result:


      To see the single page with the result click on "View 1 image". But to see the whole item, meaning all of the surrounding pages starting at the beginning, click on the text of the item title in blue which reads "Branch Rickey Papers: Baseball File, 1906-1971; Scouting reports; 1951; G-Y."