https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1860-elected-first-republican-president-and-south-carolina-secedes/ma… This transcription is complete, but still has a bracketed question and also needs the reference number added. It's just an envelope. Suz.
Greetings! In the journals of Clara Barton (May 17 - Sept. 5, 1897), I discovered the following entry that I believe is the work of her assistant/stenographer Miss Mary Agnes Coombs: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/clara-barton-angel-of-the-battlefield/diaries-and-journals-1892-1901/mss119730045/mss119… It made me wonder if Mary Agnes contributed… Show more
Thanks Kim! This is such a generous offer, to look back through pages and identify ones that may not have been written by Barton. Maybe paste links to these here in this thread, either to the original docs on loc.gov or in By the People. In the meantime, I'm looking into whether anyone at the Library can speak to this in more detail, and whether…
I have come across many instances of someone transcribing the long S as a hooked F, a character also used to represent the currency of the florin. "passed" (with a long S) is transcribed as "paƒsed" It is frustrating to me that there is no way for me to convey to the transcriber that this is incorrect.
How can I see only the items needing review that were not submitted by me? I'm trying to do more review, but it is becoming more tedious to locate the ones I haven't submitted myself. Is there a way to do this that I am missing? If there isn't a way to separate them out, it would be great if someone would review my submissions, to clear out… Show more
Hello Julianne and others who have done a lot of review! We took your feedback into consideration and created a fix or workaround for this issue. If you click on "Let's go" in the carousel on the home page, specifically the second carousel image that features review, this will bring you to a page you haven't reviewed or transcribed before.…
Hi, folks! So...I say yes, give me a page to review, and find it's in the middle of a letter, and the pages around it have been reviewed already! Does this mean that if you finish a page and say "gimme another, please!" you get a random page assigned, instead of the next page needing review? I'd much prefer to review an entire letter than a… Show more
Going... going... gone! Congrats volunteers, "Branch Rickey: Changing the game" is our first campaign completely transcribed and reviewed -- in only about 4 months! You really hit it out of the park! The entire By the People team is over the moon about this milestone. We're already working to return the Rickey data to loc.gov where it will aid… Show more
Wow, that's so Rickey! He was a cheeky one, wasn't he? Honestly, most of his reports make me laugh/cry a little. Just as one random example: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/branch-rickey-changing-the-game/scouting-reports/mss37820010/mss37820010-6/ CARDENAL This boy was drafted by St. Louis from the Cincinnati organization, I believe it…
I'm interested especially in online resources. Can you point me in the right direction, please?
We periodically pose challenges to you, our amazing volunteers. Current challenge (March 6-15th, 2019) Our current challenge honors Women's History Month. The goal is for volunteers to complete (i.e. fully transcribe and review) a total of 300 pages between the Clara Barton and Mary Church Terrell campaigns by March 15th. We are aiming to… Show more
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. Media coverage "A New Digital Strategy for America’s Library: The Library of Congress expands its online offerings through letters, maps,… Show more
Hi, We have created a short survey to gather data about how we can improve the experience of signing up to By the People, and taking part. We're trying to understand the on-boarding experience, which applies to anyone who has attempted to make an account, and returning visitors who are taking part on the project after a little absence. If… Show more
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What is the correct way to transcribe words when one half appears at the end of a page and the at the beginning of the next?
Hello again all, I've made an update to the website: https://crowd.loc.gov/help-center/how-to-transcribe/ Line-breaks, words broken across two lines or two pages:Do not reproduce words broken between two lines. Write the full word on the first line, for example library rather than li-brary, kitten rather than kit-ten. Otherwise always preserve…