Talk:World Archives Project: USHMM - Czech Republic, Social Welfare and Repatriation Records of Holocaust Survivors, 1939-1948

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Feel free to add to or edit information in this discussion tab as necessary. Please take time to become familiar with the General Keying Standards and be sure to read all instructions on the main project page. (Please note that in case of a discrepancy, project level instructions always trump general keying standards.)

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Discussion on document days

There has been considerable disagreement amongst keyers on what does and does not qualify as a document date. Here are some guidelines.

What does qualify (preferred):

  • a date at the top or bottom of a letter, especially in the standard form {Place} {Date}
  • a date in a field labeled document date, or the like

What does not qualify:

  • References within the text to events, such as the date of future plans, the date a law was passed, etc.

Grey areas: (only when a preferred date cannot be identified)

  • Stamps
  • Latest log entry

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.

Questions and Answers

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Suggestions/Additions

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