With the introduction of the new indexing program, FamilySearch is planning to introduce a new process to maintain indexing quality. In this new model, a single volunteer will index and submit a batch, and a second volunteer will review the completed work. The person reviewing the batch will have the ability to add corrections to the values entered by the first indexer, and both values can be included in the searchable index on FamilySearch.org.
If the person reviewing the batch makes a small number of changes, the program considers that both volunteers mostly agree, and the batch is finished. If the person reviewing the batch suggests a large number of corrections, the program may route the batch to another volunteer for additional review.
In this new model, it is anticipated that all volunteers will split their time between indexing and reviewing.
What are your thoughts about this new process? Share your opinion in a comment below. Here are some questions to consider:
- Would you be comfortable helping to check the work of others and suggesting corrections when you know a mistake has been made by the previous indexer?
- What if, after you choose a project to work on, the system automatically assigns you a batch for indexing or for review based on the need at the time?
- Would you want to specifically choose which type of work to do (indexing or reviewing)?
- Any other thoughts?
We won’t be able to respond to the comments of everyone, but we will definitely read them all. Thank you for your feedback in advance!