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Can anybody explain this to me....
« on: 29 July, 2017, 03:32:59 PM »

I have been researching for a book I am editing and I downloaded an academic article on the history of the film industry in Soho in the 1920s.
The article carried a very strange 'disclaimer' at the top of the page. And I am totally baffled. It said...

"This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by English Heritage. All rights reserved."


What on earth is 'double rekeying'? And should I care?


Can you help? Is 'double rekeying' important? Is it dangerous? If not, why have this weird 'disclaimer' at all? What does 'double rekeying' actually mean? And what difference does it make?
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Re: Can anybody explain this to me....
« Reply #1 on: 30 July, 2017, 07:16:06 AM »
Two people transcribe something independently and the two copies are then compared with differences resolved manually.
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/about

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Re: Can anybody explain this to me....
« Reply #2 on: 30 July, 2017, 01:40:06 PM »
Two people transcribe something independently and the two copies are then compared with differences resolved manually.
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/about
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Thank you Siasl. So that's all 'double rekeying' means!  It means that someone has taken the care and due diligence to have two independent typists key in their versions and then both are compared for accuracy and to make the definitive version.

Very commendable. Why didn't they jus say so?
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