In efforts to drive up numbers & pat themselves on the back, some make more
work for others by only indexing names but not any other information requested.
It's anything but hastening the work. Please teach the concept of
conscientiousness when doing indexing activities, it is still a virtue worth
learning.Of the 4000 mentioned in the article, there will be a great
percentage which were submitted with first/last name only but completely ignored
all other information requested. Many names have not been carefully looked at
either. Speed & volume seem to be the goal. Leaders organizing
these activities should be responsible to check participants do NOT cheat. It
defeats the purpose (creating a searchable digital record) & someone else
has to go in to match up the name & add the rest of the information needed.
That takes longer than just doing it from scratch. Quality counts.