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From: "JOHN PINGRAM" <>
Subject: Re: +PAGE's for double page scans
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 09:07:25 +0100
Why are we making this so difficult? This syndicate has all double page
scans transcribed as two single pages, almost a complete quarter, following
the practice in the John Slann syndicate. It means all pages can be checked
as having been completed, and if a transcriber only does one, it happens, we
are immediately aware of it. Does this mean that we will all have to conform
to these unwieldy files. Long files seem currently to be rejected.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allan Raymond" <>
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 2:47 PM
Subject: +PAGE's for double page scans
> To Co-ordinators
> 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
> pages to a scan)
> A. You transcribe the scan as one file and name the file exactly as if
> 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
> following +PAGEs
> WAKEFIELD,Henry John,Coventry,6d,516
> other entries on first page down to
> WALGROVE,John William,"Bradford, Y",9b,258
> WALKER,Charles,W. Bromwich,6b,849
> other entries on second page down to
> WALKER,Martha Ann,Medway,2a,493
> Allan Raymond
> I th
> Sorry for the delay.
> > You upload as one file with the appropriate +PAGE, to separate the
> > two pages of the Index.
> > Thus, if you were transcribing a double page scan such as
> > 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
> > Co-ordinators can thrash out by best approach.
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