Talk:England, Dorset, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Edits July 2012

Please do not remove text or links from the citation areas of this article. HoranDM 15:44, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

I'm glad you've posted to the talk page. Let's talk about the text I removed. The first paragraph under Citation for This Collection included this sentence: "It may include the author, custodian, publisher, or archive for the original records." The components of author, custodian, publisher, etc. would be helpful to have identified within the source provided by FamilySearch, but that sentence doesn't do that. It isn't helpful to have a list of what something might contain, especially when what it does contain is right there in the next few lines of text. It doesn't add value, and I believe is appropriately removed.
I also removed the text that directs readers to the article "How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections". This article does not help readers understand how to create their own citations, and implies that FamilySearch expects and/or encourages readers to create or modify the source information contained within the HRC articles. Since that text can only be accurately created by staff with direct access to information about the collection (i.e., FamilySearch employees), and because the source information in the HRC article is ultimately displayed on the individual collection search pages outside the wiki, it is especially important not to misdirect readers. The article itself is in need of being moved to a title that more accurately describes its purpose. Lise 19:06, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Testing of Infobox for record collections

I have used this article to test a new template that I am working on {{Infobox record collection}}, which has the aim of allowing a parser to find and log the summary information about the collection the article describes. --Steve (talk| contribs) 19:06, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

I have moved the template to a sandbox page User:Cottrells/Sandbox/Infobox for Collections for further testing. --Steve (talk| contribs) 20:52, 19 February 2014 (UTC)