In the past, we indexed names fron the advertisements that were around the outsideof the page. Do we still do that? For some reason, i'm confused about that one.
And example 2 says not to index the advertisement on the left page, and there are a number of names on it.
On the City Directories, is there a way to break down the number of entries and get rid of the lag? I'm workign on a page that has 8 columns with about 100 names per column..... It is becoming horrifically slow. Any ideas, thoughts, or suggestions?
I attempted to review one yesterday that probably had 400 or so enteries. It wouldn't even open to the Entries section so I returned it. I have no idea what to do about that.
If no date is available, I am leaving blank. Is this what is to occur? Thank you
On this project you can look back or ahead on the reference images to see if there is a date. If no date is found, mark the date blank.
There is no way to "break down" the number entries in any project, unless you are tossing empty entries. The City Directory projects have always had a huge number of entries per batch, but if you're indexing 800 entries, then there's probably a ton of duplicates that you have indexed. With this project, if there are 40 John Smith's, you will index the first John Smith, then move on to the next unique name. The researcher will be able to see the other John Smiths when he/she views the document.
I've got one now to review with over 1100 entries. No duplicates. It's crazy. It took a while for the Entries part to come up.... 15 min later.... this is crazy. To make any correction and to click the end of the line for the green check mark takes forever. No only is it slow but while you're waiting for something to happen, it jumps by itself to a different box or line. I sent it back.
It sounds like with the current setup, the only way to manageably index a page with mostly-rare surnames is to not index any of the given names -- and even then, it may get unwieldy. And if it's a Chicago directory, then erutherford's advice will be false: those images are not viewable outside the indexing tool, so the researcher will know only what's in the index.
Perhaps if everyone keeps returning the thousand-entry batches, eventually the project leadership will figure out that something's very wrong?