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Transcribe the Bomb: A Tutorial

This is a guide to participating in the Library's "Transcribe the Bomb" yearbook transcription project.

Transcription Prompts

You will be shown one page at a time, and then asked if the page is blank and if it has text.

Is this page blank?

You will be asked if the page is blank. If you answer yes, the page will be skipped. If you make a mistake and answer “no,” then you will be presented with the next prompt. If you make a mistake, you can always go back to a previous prompt by clicking on the appropriate step:

Does this page have text?

A page counts as having text if it has any of the following.

  • TEXT

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Yearbook covers

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Iowa State University
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