Nomenclator Zoologicus Online Information
Editing NZ Online
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Editing NZ Online: Editing Tool

The editor application provides an environment where the digitized record can be compared to the record on the page image. One record from the database is displayed at a time and the page image is set within a division that can be scrolled. Note: This tool uses session variables that require your browser to accept "cookies."

Our experience in editing to date indicates that reducing the distance between the two records being compared significantly reduces eye fatigue while significantly increasing the rate at which a record can be reviewed. Both the page image and the name record can be adjusted to optimize the positioning between the two records. A horizontal rule can also be overlaid atop the page image to help isolate the pertinent record.

 1  Adjustment controls to move the database record to the left or right to assist in aligning the database record to the print record.
 2  The database record itself consisting of the name, authorYear, publication, notes, and category fields. The notes field may appear in different locations in different records. In general, nomenclatural comments precede the authorYear while cross-references and corrigenda items appear at the end of the record.
 3  The three options for reviewing. The editor must either OK or Correct a record. Comment is available for editors to make commentary on the record content itself and should be done prior to the OK or Fix.
 4  The horizontal rule can be affixed to the page image. It scrolls with the image and can be moved by clicking to another location.
 5  The page image inside the scroll-able division.

The best method for reviewing the record is to manually scroll the page record to the top of the division just under the digital record. Adjust the digital record to the right until it aligns as closely as possible. It is then relatively easy on the eye to review the fidelity between the two records.

When the next record is loaded the application automatically* scrolls to the next record and the left/right adjustment of the digital record is retained.

(* For those interested, we estimate that a printed line takes up to 119 characters. We can count and then calculate how many lines a record should utilize. A line represents approximately 16 pixels on a page image so a javascript function scrolls the estimated number of lines.)