What Happens to my Transcriptions?

Your work will be reviewed and your transcription will be associated with the digitized page image of the original diary as part of a permanent metadata record, so scholars can have the option of comparing the transcribed version with the original. Your transcription will appear live on the site immediately and can be reviewed and edited by others. Deputy users with elevated security can finalize transcriptions as “complete”. At this point the transcription record will be migrated to its permanent home in the digital collection of the University of Guelph, where it will be safely preserved for the future, and the diary with its complete trasnscription will be available for searching and viewing on the Rural Diary Archive website.