Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Does that First Image at Give Clues?

When using databases at sometimes the source citation leaves something to be desired. With digital images at sometimes looking at the first image will give you an idea of where the actual records came from. Not always, but sometimes.

This image is from a database of Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971.  The source at is not too specific, but the first image provides sufficient detail for me to craft a better citation than the one provided on

The problem is that not all image databases at are set up this way.

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