[vcf-midatlantic] Items available

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jan 28 18:07:24 UTC 2022

On 1/28/22 12:44 PM, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>>  We did that over at LSSM; we have thousands of pounds of manuals in 
>> the scanning queue.  I worked hard setting it all up; we have very 
>> nice high-speed production scanners and a workflow to PDF/a format all 
>> set up. But the scanners sit idle, because nobody is willing to do the 
>> work.
> Someone gave me 4 bankers boxes of SCUBA diving mags, in addition to a 
> pile of Apple and TRS-80 magazines and newsletters.
> I used a friend's Brother machine and 3 computers. Chopped the binding, 
> scanned it, tossed it. Sent all the magazines to Archive.org.
> Took a while. But stuff in a whole item, come back when it's done?
> Sit it next to your desk and feed it while working on other things!

   Ah, no.

   The scanners and the first of the pallets of documentation are at the 
museum, not in my lab where I actually am.  And as I'm currently working 
about 105-110 hours per week on what's currently on my plate, so in a 
word, no.  At some point someone else has to pitch in.

   And even if I were sitting here with nothing else to do, this isn't 
four bankers' boxes of magazines where there's an end in sight, this is 
several TONS of documentation, with more coming in all the time.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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