Thanks for sharing your policy. The 45-day timeframe you employ seems much more manageable to me than the full year currently granted at Dartmouth, and I appreciate that you've limited edits to factual or spelling corrections. The "track changes" measure you've put in place for edits on your end is a great idea — really seems like a boost for transparency. Thanks again for sharing!
The preliminary program for the OHA 2014 annual meeting is now available at http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/oha/oha14/. We are delighted to make available much more information than ever before.
This is something we continue to refine our solutions to. We have recently changed to a 45 day open period for interviewees to make their edits. In the letter we enclose with the transcript, we say the following:
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