custom/tag fields idea
Oftentimes batches have information that is not standard with the guides/printings on the paper. What if indexers could have a "add custom field" option at the bottom of the entry that has a drop down of all possible field types where indexers could click on that field type, and a field of that type would appear on that entry (they could also delete it)? That way researchers could trust that the indexers gave all the information of the record (as they understood it) so the researchers don't have to learn what the indexers knew by relearning it from the record image itself, or worse yet, letting valuable information be lost in a record they can see themselves. Also, people new to a project would have a less frustrating time indexing because they wouldn't have to get used to letting go of useful information.