GL and I worked on a couple of the puzzling things thrown up by the DR students' work, and resolved them; GL has looked at the bios and provided some pointers for the students.
Dates with @when get title attributes in the HTML, so you see the W3C date format when you hover over them. Other dating attributes are not handled, and probably should be.
Our DR students are working well, and they've thrown up a few transcription and encoding errors in the collection, most of which I've fixed (one referred to GL). Next week we should be ready for encoding.
Our new DR students started work today, and have made good progress, with some bios looking ready already. CH has encoded hers and they've been uploaded for proofing. CH also pointed out some discrepancies between the Guidelines explanation of the fn tagging and the actual practice, so we had a quick email discussion with KSW and GL about it, and we'll clarify. There are also some individuals tagged in 63 as fn, who don't appear to me to be fn; GL and CH will examine this more closely.
GL, CH and I met to go through CH's bio drafts; these are now ready for encoding, and will then be proofed again. Then met with the two new Directed Reading students and gave them an intro to the project; we set them up with some Google Docs and materials, and they're going to start by picking some bios to write.
Spent some time looking at what CH has been doing. She's tagging entities in the 63 files, and will continue until the beginning of the B635s; then I want to have her finish up some bios she's worked on, and learn how to encode them. Next, there are new placenames that have been tagged, with empty entries, so I'd like her to research and write those up.
KSW found that some page-images were missing, and that they contained a complete despatch that we have a transcription of; after figuring out what had happened, we devised a plan for restoring them, which KSW carried out. They were photographed on a separate reel because of their size, and luckily that reel was in the MF section of the library. We've re-integrated those images into the series in the correct position, and linked them.
CH has been hired as our new workstudy on the Despatches, and will begin work/training under KSW on Tuesday.
Those have gone to JL. Meanwhile, he's returned the DD, which we've copyedited, and which I think is now complete.
With KSW did a new draft of the dd, which he's now copyedited, and I'll finish off tonight for JL.