Rule 6.3.1 states "Some images may require a description, which is enclosed in a transcriber's note following the caption." Rule 6.2.1 states "Any associated copyright information, which may appear alongside the image, is included in a new paragraph after the completion of the caption."
Example 6-3 (page 6-5): shows a caption followed by a descriptive TN. Sample 6-1 (page 6-14): shows the descriptive TN before the caption and the copyright info.
What is the proper order of captions, TNs and copyright information?
The caption should be first. This is another of the errors that many transcribers have found and which will be corrected before the print edition is published. The source citation should follow the caption and is part of the print text surrounding the image. The transcriber's descriptive note should follow the caption information.
Hello, I'd like to ask a follow up question related to this example (Sample 6-1 on page 6-14). Rule 9.5.1d says a blank line always follows a source citation or permission to copy. So, if the caption comes first, the source citation comes next, and the transcriber's descriptive note comes next, do we need to leave a blank line between the source citation and the descriptive note, according to 9.5.1d? Thank you, Susan
I would not and can't cite you a reason why, except to say that the blank line would imply that the description did not apply to the illustration. The reason the source citation follows the caption is so that the association between the caption and source is not lost. In Section 9, the focus of the guidelines is on displayed materials and you would need a blank line following the last item in the displayed material which generally would be the source.