1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 3, 2021 11:21 AM by National Archives Catalog

    Transcribing website print outs

    Veronica Beaudry Wayfarer

      How should I transcribe website printouts? Do I need to include all of the advertisement texts. I have been working on this PDF and would like to know if there is an official way it should be done? I have been trying to add that info in but find myself wondering if we should actually skip it. An example of what I wonder about is page 46.

      https://catalog.archives.gov/id/134758560

        • Re: Transcribing website print outs
          National Archives Catalog Scout

          Thanks for your question.  I would suggest describing what the page is in brackets

           

          [printout from website Bartleby.com]

           

          Then think about what it the most important part of the page for researchers.  I suggest that you just transcribe the main text of the page.  Don't worry about tabs, ads, urls, etc.

           

          I hope that helps!

           

          Suzanne

          Community Manager, National Archives Catalog