Hello By the People community! As promised, the Community Managers took up this knotty question of translation with other staff here at the Library. We discussed the pros and cons of encouraging volunteers to translate in addition to transcribing, and I volunteered to communicate our decision here on History Hub. Before I do though, I want toPreviewHide preview
I'm currently reviewing documents in the Wm. Oland Bourne Papers. The page I'm currently reading has lots of equals signs as punctuation (=). I have two questions. What do equals signs mean in the context of 19th-century handwriting? Should we type 'em in as we see them being used in documents? Many thanks -- Beth
I'm looking back at pages I submitted for review. At the top it says: "Check this transcription thoroughly. Accept if correct!" At the bottom it says: "You submitted this transcription...." Seems a bit contradictory! And if I edit someone else's transcription, I then have to re-submit it for review. Is this correct? Or am I doing something wrong?
I noticed yesterday that some modifications have been made to the site. After Submitting for review you are asked if you want to go to a new page or review a document. Nice change. Also, we can now edit transcriptions we submitted for review. We can't approve them but can edit and resubmit for review. Big improvement. I went back to Mary Church… Show more
... before getting read to work on "By the People" transcriptions. I noticed this morning some markups of underlined text and suchlike that aren't used in these transcription projects. Per the How to Transcribe page: "The Library website cannot search for bold, italic, underlined or superscript text, so even when you see these features… Show more
Hello to all who will read this post (especially those who have been discussing French-language material in the "Letters to Lincoln" "campaign") : I was thinking of posting my mention of another French-language document in that "campaign" which the interface just "gave" me when I "agreed" to be offered "a new page" in 1 of the threads in which… Show more
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I have been volunteer transcribing over on the Smithsonian's site for over a year, and have gotten used to their formatting requirements/suggestions - but haven't seen similar requirements/suggestions for Library of Congress documents. I have been typing up "Left Handed Penmanship" documents in the Smithsonian-preferred style, but when I reviewed… Show more