I transcribed the first 3 pages of a magazine article, in which the article in question was the only content on those pages. The article then continues on a 4th page, which also includes unrelated content (continuations for 2 different articles, and an advertisement in its entirety). Should I ignore the elements on the page that have nothing to do with the previous 3 pages I’ve transcribed? If I include the unrelated elements in the order they appear on the page, they would precede and/or follow the portion related to the previous transcribed pages, which seems a bit jarring for readers.
Thank you for your question. We recommend transcribing only the relevant article. You can place a note in brackets explaining what was or wasn't transcribed at the top of the page. For example [Only article related to Apollo 11 was transcribed].
I hope this helps.
Community Manager, National Archives Catalog