[vcf-midatlantic] Warehouse Process

laurakid laurakid7 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 22 11:26:24 EST 2019

I am happy to help in whatever way I can (plastic bins, moving stuff, dusting, etc)

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On Saturday, December 21, 2019, 10:49 PM, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

As many of you know, I do a lot of work in maintaining the VCF Warehouse 
at InfoAge in Wall, NJ.

I want to address some changes in process in the Warehouse.

1. As you know, we are more frequently varying the "Featured Artifact" 
in the museum. These changes are by Steering Committee decision (and 
you, please make suggestions!), not just me, but I store the unused 
featured artifacts in the Warehouse. We had a Canon Cat on display, we 
now have a BeBox on display and I am pleased to share that the Canon Cat 
is now safely stored in a double sealed plastic container in the 
Warehouse and the BeBox also has an equivalent plastic container. All 
featured artifacts will be stored in this manner for safety, 
cleanliness, and ease of more frequent rotation.

2. Going forward, if you donate an item that can fit in a reasonably 
sized plastic container, we will provide one. If you donate an IBM/360 
(please!), we make no promises about plastic containers but are looking 
at other solutions.

3. There will be a new policy for checking out items from the Warehouse 
to work on them. Please understand, we are not able to just hand out 
anything to anyone, but there will be a process in place to request 
items and the decision will be made by the Steering Committee (again, 
not just me).

Related to point 2, if you clean one of VCF's computers,  it will be put 
back in the warehouse in a *sealed* container (big iron not necessarily 
included). The inaugural item for this new policy is our Atari MEGA STe 
which has been checked out for repair by member Bill Lange. Speaking of 
which, does anyone have a keyboard for said Atari they want to donate to 
us? We hope it will be a very near future Featured Artifact when we get 
it working!

4. Remember that Canon Cat? It will shortly be going on loan for display 
by mutual agreement at Bill Degnan’s Kennett Classic Vintage Computer 
Gallery <https://www.kennettclassic.com/> in Kennett Square, PA. Any 
organization will now be able to request a loan of an artifact for 
display and all loans will be assessed and approved by Steering 
Committee vote. It is our goal to get the amazing artifacts in the 
Warehouse out for public viewing in both our museum and other locations.

5. We are working on plastic bins in the Warehouse to both organize and 
protect artifacts and will be shortly asking for assistance in various 
sections to make this a reality. The Apple section is almost complete 
thanks in large part to the assistance of Tony Bogan. We will also be 
assessing all artifacts including removing any previously missed dreaded 
batteries as necessary as part of this process.

Any and all suggestions about the Warehouse can be sent to me and/or the 
entire Steering Committee.

Best wishes,

         adam.michlin at vcfed.org
         amichlin at swerlin.com
         amichlin at gmail.com

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