Connected to my previous question, I also opened the second page of this document, and somehow pasted the text from the first page there. Then it somehow got submitted for review, so I can't fix it. I don't have a clue as to how to fix this. The text on this page needs to be erased and re-transcribed. … Show more
Hi, I've noticed that a number of items in the scouting reports campaign have been marked a completed, but have errors or are missing information from there transcripts. Is it possible to get an admin to corrected them? The items in question are: 1) Id: mss37820003-3 Problem: Missing date from top of transcript URL:… Show more
Do I transcribe abbreviated words as they appear, or do I write them out? For example, Penn'a for Pennsylvania, or Secy of War for Secretary, or closing salutations like Rspy Yours for Respectfully Yours... Thank you!
I think we should preserve the abbreviations without extra stuff in brackets clogging up the transcription. If the abbreviation refers to an important word/theme (Respy wouldn't be, but Secy of War might well be), we can use the tags to add in the full word. Beth -- who will of course bow to what the transcription rule evolves into!
I find the message that pops up when I am reviewing a transcription and want to make an edit confusing. I click on the edit button, and then I see this: "Nice job! Your review decision has been saved. You can stay on this page or go to the next page needing transcription." Then I am given two choices: add tags or find another page. Neither… Show more
Hello, The person wrote 'succef' instead of 'success'. How should I transcribe this? Thanks!
When transcribing a multiple page document, do I need to save and submit each page individually, or do I save each page and then click submit only once at the end of the document?
Should we double space between paragraphs in transcriptions for the sake of readability, or should we keep everything single spaced? Thanks -- Beth
I'm working in the Library of Congress Crowd section, reviewing the Abraham Lincoln Paper, and am wondering if there's any way to filter out work I've already done when I'm searching for new stuff to review? (I'm wasting time having to click and reclick to get to work to review, and in some cases, am finding stuff I've already worked on.) Help?… Show more
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to explore History Hub, the discussion space for the Library of Congress' latest crowdsourcing initiative. We'd love to hear from you about what brings you to the project, how you're using crowd.loc.gov in the classroom or for your research, and the interesting things you've discovered while transcribing.… Show more
Actually, it hasn't been so far. I'm always on the lookout for references to knitting, though, in my reading travels. (I'm an addicted knitter of socks.) If you're interested at all in knitting history, you should check out Anne Macdonald's book No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting. You might also be interested in Rose Wilder…
Should we transcribe indented text in handwritten documents, e.g., the starts of paragraphs in manuscripts? I'm currently reviewing https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/civil-war-soldiers-disabled-but-not-disheartened/left-hand-penmanship-contest/mss1337504… and don't know if I should fix indentations if I'm reopening to make other edits. Thanks --… Show more
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Hi -- Should we transcribe em dashes (long dashes) as they appear in original documents? Please let me know. (alt-code is alt-0151, if so) Thanks -- Beth