We published two new projects for keying last night. They are both pretty compelling looks into two really unique periods of history.
The first, United States African American Newspapers , 1823-1915, is a collection of 200 different newspapers. We will be creating an “every name” index to these newspapers. This will require reading each article carefully so we have only included one image per image set. However, most of the images are clear and easy to read so we have rated this project as VERY EASY.
The second project, Palestine, Illegal Immigrants, 1938-1946, is a collection that contains deportation orders of illegal immigrants to Palestine from 1938-1946. Records include personal data, political data, and confidential questionnaires of the Palestinian Police Force, together with portrait photographs that provide biographical data on illegal immigrants to Palestine from Nazi-occupied Europe.
The project difficulty is set to AVERAGE because there are a multitude of different form types contained in this single collection of records. Also, because of contractual obligations with the content provider we will not have continued access to these images. Therefore we are keying a larger number of fields than usual.
As always, you can access (and augment) project instructions through the wiki. The project names above are linked to their respective project pages.
Until next time – Happy Keying!