How to Contribute
Please fill in as much of this form as you can. Only questions 1, 2 and 3 in Section One are COMPULSORY, and should only take a few minutes to complete. However, we would like you to provide as much information as possible. In particular, we would be grateful if you would complete all of Section ONE. Links to the relevant sections of the notes for completing the form are provided, where appropriate, on the right-hand side of the page.
NB: Please take time to check that the entry you wish to contribute is not already available in RED by searching the current contents.
Contributor's Details and Reading Experience
N.B. Unattributed entries cannot be entered into the database
1. Your name and contact details
An email will be sent automatically to the address provided to acknowledge the receipt of your contribution
2. Evidence of the Reading Experience
Please use this space to quote the words that act as the evidence of the reading experience. If no quotation exists, please describe your findings here in your own words. For legal reasons, we have limited entries here to 400 words (see below note).
Please note: In submitting material to RED you should be aware that we will not include anything that is in breach of copyright regulations. If you are entering direct quotations from copyrighted material and you quote more than is permitted under the Fair Dealing provisions of The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, we reserve the right to edit the material in whatever way we deem necessary in order to comply with the Act. In submitting material to RED you also agree to your contribution being used for educational and research purposes.
3. Source for the Reading Experience
4. Century of Reading Experience
If you know the exact date of the reading experience, please use the first option ("Exact date") only. If you have a date range, please use the "Date range" option. Follow the link for more detailed guidance.
5. Name of
6. Age and Gender
7. Text Being Read
Please include subtitles if specified - e.g. The Marriage Offering: Or, A series of letters addressed to a young married lady; Embodying hints on the performance of household duties, and on the management of children. By a widow
If you are only filling in Section One, you can click the review button now to go to the next page to review your data. Then you will be given the option to save this entry to the database.
Details of the Text Being Read
1. Form of Text:
2. Publication Details:
e.g year, edition, publisher, translation
If you have material relating to any of the categories below, please select the category to enter data.
1. Date of Birth of Reader / Listener
Note: boxes in this category can be left blank. For example, if you only know the year in which the reader / listener was born, only fill in that box.
Day: Month: Year:
2. Socio-Economic Group of Reader / Listener:
3. Occupation of Reader / Listener
4. Religion of Reader / Listener
5. Country of Origin of Reader / Listener
6. Country of Experience of Reader / Listener
7. Time of Experience of Reader / Listener
Please select as many options as appropriate. Boxes are provided beside each field for any additional information that you might like to enter.
8. Place of Experience of Reader / Listener
Please select as many options as appropriate and complete the accompanying box if applicable. Follow the link for more detailed instructions and guidance.
9. Listeners Present - if any (e.g family, servants, friends, workmates)
Were any listeners present at the reading - for example, family, friends, servants or workmates? Please complete the box below. If you are completing this form for a listener rather than a reader, please list any other listeners present at this reading. Follow the link for more detailed instructions and guidance.
10. Type of Experience (Reader and / or Listener)
Please select as many as appropriate
11. Additional Comments
Please add any comments that you think are necessary. For example, 'I am not certain of the reliability of this source', 'I have not entered all the relevant reading experiences from this book or manuscript'. 'These are marginal notes in a book', 'This is editorial commentary or interjection', 'this information comes from a secondary source', 'I have transcribed the words of an interview on 23 June, 1990, with Mrs Jane Smith, born in 1920', etc.