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From: Derek C Hopkins <>
Subject: Re: +PAGE's for double page scans
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 14:59:07 -0400
Your example is fine BUT on some double page scans the two
pages are not consecative. So in this case the instructions need to
reflect the +PAGE,nnn in the middle where nnn is the Page number of the
second scan and the +PAGE,nnn at the end, where nnn is the second page
number plus one (even if the second page was the last page of the quarter.)
At 09:47 AM 09/07/2004, Allan Raymond wrote:
>I thought I would run this past you before I arrange for either "Hints and
>Help Guide" or "Transcriber's Knowledge Base" to be changed, comments or
>suggested improvements to the wording is appreciated?
>The query revolves around double page scans (i.e. two Index pages to a
>scan). I've just noticed that some volunteers are not inserting a +PAGE to
>separate the two pages within the transcription.
>If the decision is taken to go down "Transcriber's Knowledge Base" route,
>I'm proposng the following addional Q & A.
>Q. What is the process for transcribing a double page scan (i.e. two index
>pages to a scan)
>A. You transcribe the scan as one file and name the file exactly as if was
>a one page scan.
>For example, the double page scan 1874b4-520 would have a file name
>You also need to add three +PAGEs, one at the start of the entries, one at
>the end of the entries and a further one in the middle of the entries to
>denote the end of the first index page and the start of the second.
>For example, the file for the double page scan 1874b4-520 would contain the
> other entries on first page down to
>WALGROVE,John William,"Bradford, Y",9b,258
> other entries on second page down to
>Sorry for the delay.
> > You upload as one file with the appropriate +PAGE, to separate the actual
> > two pages of the Index.
> > Thus, if you were transcribing a double page scan such as 1871B4-342.tiff.
> > File name would be similar to 1871B40342.
> > The file +PAGE's would be:
> > +PAGE,0342
> > Owens,John etc
> > ... (other page 342 entries)
> > Page,Herbert Frank etc
> > +PAGE,0343
> > Page,Horace Archibald etc
> > ... (other page 113 entries)
> > Palmer,Emma etc
> > +PAGE,0344
> > To add to the confusion the two page scan which I choose at random also
> > Surnames "Page".
> > How does my suggestion sound to you?
> > To my recollection, we haven't given any advice on how to deal with two
> > scans. I'll see of I can put some words together within the next day or so
> > Co-ordinators can thrash out by best approach.
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