5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 30, 2016 11:11 AM by Jason Clingerman

    Tag/flag Records for Quality?

    Tommy Cicero Wayfarer

      What is the correct way to tag/flag records that have digital quality issues?  For example: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/514350 has a horridly low resolution, so much so that the words aren't readable.

        • Re: Tag/flag Records for Quality?
          Jason Clingerman Wayfarer

          Tommy Cicero you can report low quality images by emailing catalog@nara.gov and providing the link.

           

          We are in the process of systematically replacing low quality images with better versions, but it takes a while. Also, we don't necessarily have better versions of every image in which case we would have to rescan it.

           

          I will forward the image you mentioned to the appropriate staff member to look into replacing. Thanks for pointing it out!

            • Re: Tag/flag Records for Quality?
              Tommy Cicero Wayfarer

              Ok thanks.  I was hoping for a more comprehensive way.

               

              For reference the following has been my experience. In the last two years I have sent maybe a dozen emails to the address you provided with minor catalog issues(scan quality, incorrect metadata dates, incorrect titles. etc) .  About half have gone into a big black hole apparently because I haven't heard anything back.  Of the remainder 3 were fixed pretty quick with a quick email to update me.  One took a year to fix but I got a very nice email explaining why.  And two I've gotten terse replies telling me they would add it to the list but don't hold my breath.

            • Re: Tag/flag Records for Quality?
              Jason Clingerman Wayfarer

              For the example you provided, a slightly better version can be downloaded here. We are in the process of replacing the current version with that version, which should be complete after a few weeks.

               

              I am also reaching out to our digitization labs to see if this is in the queue for a rescan.