Talk:World Archives Project: USHMM - Czech Republic, Social Welfare and Repatriation Records of Holocaust Survivors, 1939-1948
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Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
This project uses diacritics (accents) - please be sure to key them as seen.
Most images have multiple documents on them. If the documents all relate to the same person, enter the latest date and only key the name once.
Document order: in order to facilitate alignment in arbitration it would be helpful if documents were read in the same order. This also makes a difference in accuracy as section headers cannot be moved independently in arbitration. I suggest reading the documents like you would the panels in a normal comic book (left-to-right), and not a manga (right to left). It will make less of a difference when we hit the a-review sets, but for now everything has been arbitrated.
Names of months. Quite often the only arbitration has been to the names of the months. There is quite a complicated rule in how do determine the correct month format. It has to do with the language the document was written in. If the document is in English, use English format, for German, German, and for Czech, Czech. I suppose for bilingual forms go with the language the person who actually filled out the document wrote in.
Calculating Year of birth. We don't calculate the year of birth from age without specific instructions to do so. Most especially don't use the date from a document that the age isn't written on as a basis for such calculation.
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