Best Practices in Citation Verification and Technical Editing .

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Best Practices in Reference Confirmation and Specialized Altering. Senior member Darby Dickerson NCLR Code of Morals.
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Best Practices in Citation Verification and Technical Editing Dean Darby Dickerson Copyright 2003, 2006. Darby Dickerson. Authorization given to use for instructive purposes.

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NCLR Code of Ethics "The law audit staff\'s essential substantive capacity is to guarantee the exactness of the composition as far as its clearness of dialect, rightness of syntax, and fulfillment and precision of research and examination ."

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Overview Citation "bad dreams" Training editors Training staff Due constancy for nontraditional sources Tips for specialized altering Q&A

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Citation Nightmares Plagiarism/absence of innovation Self-copyright infringement Discovering the creator never counseled sources refered to Discovering sources have never been checked Discovering critical blunders at the EIC alter (or after distribution) Claims of slander by people refered to Others?

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Editor Training Cite checking competency as determination criteria? Reference/refer to check preparing programs Before old barricade leaves Feedback Follow preparing "Ridicule" specialized alter on article "Lab sessions" Involving personnel Peer audit

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Member Training Emphasize the substantive check Initial and follow-up preparing Break down the means Provide an agenda Start with littler assignments Involve administrators Feedback is key AAARGH!

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Due Diligence "Genuine or False: Information that is distributed can be trusted on the grounds that somebody other than the creator - a proofreader, an associate analyst, a distributer, an organization - has checked on it first." Colleen Bell, University of Oregon Libraries, Critical Evaluation of Information Sources (Web webpage connected) Copyright 2003, 2006. Darby Dickerson. Consent given to use for instructive purposes.

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The Search for Sources Changes in sorts of sources refered to Peer audit v. understudy audit Changes in the accessibility of sources Expectation that diary individuals will check sources Request sources prior instead of later Build in procedure to pull back an acknowledgment

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Interviews Ask the writer for a transcript or notes Ask the writer for data about how to contact the individual talked with Send the individual met the segments of the article that allude to the meeting Ask the interviewee to confirm the exactness Document with a letter to the interviewee

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Unpublished Material Ask the writer for a duplicate Red banners ought to fly up if the writer can\'t create a duplicate, and can\'t clarify why Add a "presource" venture before developing an offer? Keep a duplicate on record at the law audit - for all time

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E-sends You should get a duplicate of the email Authors anticipate that you will request this sort of data Ask prior as opposed to later APA Style Guide alert: "It is conceivable to send an email note camouflaged as another person. Creators - not diary editors or duplicate editors - are in charge of the exactness of all references, which incorporates confirming the wellspring of email correspondences before refering to them as individual interchanges in original copies."

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Web Sites Print printed versions of online material Check refers to - again - just before sending issue to distributer "Missing" Web destinations Ask creator for a printed copy Alternate motors (404 - document not discovered) Archives Check the addition (.com?), spelling, capitalization, and stray hyphens Cache choice

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Web Site Credibility If a paper contains many Web locales, assess believability of support before issuing an offer Scholars of different types utilize Web-based material But, there is garbage on the Web - and a ton of it

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Evaluation Checklist What sort of webpage? .edu – instructive foundation (be that as it may, be careful with connections and "gatherings") .gov – legislative association .organization – not-for-profit association .com – business association .data – unhindered (people and associations) .business – business or business reason .name – singular .master – proficient (e.g., attorneys) .exhibition hall – gallery .coop – business helpful (e.g., credit unions) .air – air terminal administrator Country codes

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Checklist Continued Author confirmed? Objectivity? Money (date)? Can you decide the date? Content solid? Could refered to references be checked somewhere else? Be careful with connections that take you "off site"

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Videotapes, Audiotapes, and Music Obtain the audiotape, tape, tape, DVD, and so on Look for "transcripts" Have staff make a transcript of relevant areas Have a moment individual confirm the transcript Consider making these assignments amid available time or as assignments separate from the refer to and source

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Foreign-Language Material Resolve source issues before issuing a distribution offer Does the creator communicate in English? Source in English? Interpretation required? Who will get ready? Who can check? Duplicates of remote dialect unique Librarians and ILL (interlibrary advance) How to check?

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Good Sources University of Michigan Law Library, Foreign Legal Research (pathfinder) University of Chicago, Finding Foreign Law Online When Going Global (counting area on remote law in English) Georgetown University, Foreign Laws: English Translation Sources of Illinois, Sources of International and Foreign Law in English

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Other Sources (nation particular aides) Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World rundown of lawful framework names of essential law sources references to English dialect interpretations charge based Web benefit with connections to pertinent Web destinations Martindale-Hubbell International Law Digest (English synopses of outside laws) Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Note re outside dialect periodicals: Some convey articles in English; others give English-dialect outline toward the finish of the article

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Foreign Primary Law on the Web

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LEXIS and Westlaw LEXIS: Argentina  Australia  Brazil  Brunei  Canada  China  France  Germany  Hong Kong  Hungary  Indonesia  Ireland  Israel  Italy  Malaysia  Mexico  New Zealand  Northern Ireland  Philippines  Russia  Scotland  Singapore  South Africa  Spain  United Kingdom Westlaw: Australia  Brazil  Canada  Cayman Islands  Iran  Mexico  Russia  United Kingdom

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Summary - Nontraditional Sources Evaluate sources precisely before broadening an offer Clause in production understanding permitting withdrawal of offer Clause re writer collaboration Use your curators Build in procedures to guarantee that sources have been checked "See it for your own particular eyes" and "Don\'t be reluctant to ask"

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Tips for Technical Editing Copyright 2003, 2006. Darby Dickerson. Consent given to use for instructive purposes.

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Aspects of Technical Editing Readability Conciseness Consistency Grammar, accentuation, mechanics Citation frame Citation approval Fact checking

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Tips and Techniques Large squares of time More than one perusing Quiet Willingness to research specialized issues Rules v. inclinations Author\'s voice (Sanger exposition) How specialized changes influence substance Same individual v. diverse individual Proofreader\'s imprints/physical stamping Training and agendas "Losing" changes

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Sources for Technical Editing Citation manuals Citation assistants Dictionaries Grammar guides Style guides Suggestion: Build a library in the diary office

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Questions? Copyright 2003, 2006. Darby Dickerson. Consent given to use for instructive purposes.

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