What to do about missing date info?
The helpful soul who originally logged this page dittoed over from a previous page, leaving the day of collection effectively blank on this page. Is there any way to view the previous page to recover the date being referenced?
Where a range of dates or months is given (eg. months 8-9) how should we transcribe this?
The system is automatically putting hyphens between the date fields, so on the page I'm working on,
with no day,
a range of 2 months, and
the year recorded only as 2 digits,
eg. (0) (8-9) (92)
ends up looking like: 0-8-9-92, which makes no sense at all.
Suggestion: Could the date-field dividers be forward slashes (as often in other applications)?
That way, we could still use the hyphen to indicate a range of numbers (as is usual).
Just a thought. So my example would end up looking like:
0 / 8-9 / 92
Thanks for considering this
Just leave it blank, it'll get picked up in the end and a scientist will go and see what the date on the page before actually was.