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I have a page to review that has the text "mirrored" - someone transcribed it, so maybe I am just missing a button somewhere to "right it"? https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/susan-b-anthony-papers/anthony-correspondence/mss11049001/mss11049001-23/ It is the third page of a typed letter and was done upside down and backwards from the letterhead… (Show more)
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I would like to start transcribing.  However, after looking at some notes, there is a word or two I cannot transcribe since it is illegible.  What do I do then?
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In reviewing transcriptions of 1880 city reports the original documents uses ditto marks in long lists to indicate 'same as above' ... sometimes the transcriber has filled in the word that was "dittoed" (i.e. patrolman) and sometimes they use the ditto mark. Since a goal is the readability on assistive technology,  I lean toward spelling out the… (Show more)
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Click to view larger image  Today, June 4, 2019, we're releasing the papers of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Anna E. Dickinson for you to transcribe and review, in celebration of the centenary of women's suffrage and the passage of the 19th Amendment. The struggle for women’s voting rights—considered the largest reform movement in… (Show more)
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You may be interested to read some of the blogs and press coverage about By the People. Some of this content is produced by members of staff at the Library of Congress and some by external media outlets.   Scholarly/education sector coverage   Ilene R. Berson and Michael J. Berson, “Crowdsourcing the Social Studies”, Social Education, National… (Show more)
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I see several transcriptions in which an ampersand is transcribed as a plus sign.  Visually, that is okay, I suppose.  But how do screen readers interpret the plus sign?  If it says "plus" instead of "and," that would be a problem.  However, because I am not a user of a screen reader, I don't know what it does.  In the meantime, I am converting +… (Show more)
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There are some words on the top photo (below link) that are in Romanian. I tried to transcribe it accurately, but the text is difficult to read in some places since it is on top of the photo. If anyone here speaks or reads Romanian, feel free to check my work to fix any typos I might have made. Thank you.  … (Show more)
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I have a question about this type of thing (which I'm seeing at times in the Walt Whitman Collection)...   Page 1 with the poem (I did transcribe): https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/walt-whitman/poetry/mss1863000723/mss1863000723-2/   Page 2 was the back of this paper clipping that had the poem (it has newsprint, but is unrelated, I believe to… (Show more)
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I came across this page. My inclination is to redo it without all of the names in the margin but I am not sure. For the moderators, what would be the best way to deal with this page? I tend to transcribe them with the letterhead and address but tend not to go to the trouble of including all names as was done. I could place the text below that if… (Show more)
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Click to view larger imageOn April 16 the By the People/Concordia web development team released several new features, including social share, "Resources", and an updated homepage!  We hope that you'll enjoy these new features, and find it easier to share pages with friends and fellow volunteers online.   Social Share   If you find something cool or interesting that you… (Show more)
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I have noticed several pages where a signature is placed within square brackets with asterisks to identity it as marginalia.  In this example, inserted cursive is also being handled as marginalia.  My understanding of marginalia is that it is different than an insertion and also is not a signature.  I have seen formatting of signatures on other… (Show more)
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