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Task Description[edit | edit source]

Add information and adapt links under the "Newspapers" heading for each of Utah's 29counties.

The wording and most links have been put into "templates" which allow changes to be made in one place and appear wherever those templates were posted.

  • If you have changes to suggest, ....

It is expected that this task will take 15 - 30 minutes per county.

Steps[edit | edit source]

Step 1. Prep[edit | edit source]

A.
B.



C. Sign up for a county

1. Go to the Sign up Chart and follow directions to sign up for a county.

2. Type the name of that county in the Summary box and Save Page

3. Click to the County

Step 2. Put the templates on the county page[edit | edit source]

A. Copy the templates

1. Alt+Tab to get back to this task page

2. Copy the following cryptic stuff (NOT in Edit mode):

{{UTNewspaperBlurb}}
*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}
**''[title of newspaper]'' and ''[title of newspaper]'', covering 1881-1929 are included.
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Beaver&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}
**[[Beaver County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}


B. Paste the templates

1. Alt+Tab to switch to the county page

2. In edit mode (WikiText)

  • Place the cursor under the Newspapers heading
  • Paste the cryptic stuff

3. In the Summary, write "Copied newspaper templates"

4. Save page.

Step 3. Adapt the templates to the county[edit | edit source]

A. Utah Digital Newspapers

Fix names/dates of newspapers 1. Click the link to Utah Digital Newspapers project, and select Browse 2. From the map, click the current county 3a. If 4 or fewer newspapers are listed: , change [Title of newspaper] to the item with two

    • [title of newspaper] and [title of newspaper], covering 1881-1929 are included.

3b. If more than four newspapers are listed: Replace the [title of newspaper] with
"Several newspapers covering [dates] are included."

Step 4. Update this task page for that county[edit | edit source]

Step 5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for the next county[edit | edit source]

Sign up Chart[edit | edit source]

Volunteers are needed to check all 29 counties, adding items as appropriate. Please place four tildes (~~~~) in the "Volunteer" column next to the counties you choose for this task. This will automatically show your username and the date you signed up.


Beaver — Grand Counties[edit | edit source]

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Beaver . . .
Box Elder . . .
Cache . . .
Carbon . . .
Daggett . . .
Davis . . .
Duchesne . . .
Emery . . .
Garfield . . .
Grand . . .

Iron — Sanpete Counties[edit | edit source]

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Iron . . .
Juab . . .
Kane . . .
Millard . . .
Morgan . . .
Piute . . .
Rich . . .
Salt Lake . . .
San Juan . . .
Sanpete . . .

Sevier — Weber Counties[edit | edit source]

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Sevier . . .
Summitt . . .
Tooele . . .
Uintah . . .
Utah . . .
Wasatch . . .
Washington . . .
Wayne . . .
Weber . . .