does it matter if records are indexed in all capital letters? In reviewing I have come across records that are done all in capital letters, do those need to be changed?
@sharonsuenorviel1, No we don't need to change indexers' use of all capital letters, altho I would say that reading all caps are hard on my 76 year-old eyes😎 Thanks for indexing and reviewing --- Have a good evening ---Mary😎
here is a recent answer to that question
John Empoliti ✭✭✭✭
December 3, 2021 Accepted Answer
Hi @Bob M2 . It is challenging and distracting for Reviewers to read a batch indexed in all-caps, so please don't index in all-caps. However, it is unnecessary for a Reviewer to "correct" all-caps indexing. The system will automatically change the case.
Here is some guidance on all-caps indexing.
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.