The other day I read a comment that said if a batch was indexed in all caps it would be rejected. I received this batch for review, everything else is good, it is just indexed all in caps.
Do I submit it or send it back for reindexing??
Hi Larry. No, that's not true. Generally, you do not need to correct that. Batches indexed in all caps are annoying but acceptable almost all the time except for certain parts of certain Military Records. See below for the knowledge article on this issue. Note the bolded sentence at the end that's the key point.
Should I capitalize words while indexing?
Article Id: 1720
April 20, 2020
The system automatically capitalizes the first letter of a word in web indexing. That includes the first word in a name and any word after a space, such as an initial, a middle name, or the second word in a place-name.
If you delete the letters you've typed and begin again, the first letter does not automatically capitalize.
The only time capitalization is critical is in certain military projects, such as the US, Mississippi—Department of Archives and History, World War I Service Cards, 1917–1919 project. In this type of project, combinations of upper and lower case letters identify the military unit names for the military unit field in the batch. You need to enter the letters exactly as you see them, including capital letters.
With the exception of these military records, you do not need to correct capitalization when you review batches.
You're welcome, Larry.
Thank you that was exactly what I needed to know.