[vcf-midatlantic] An idea for preservation and a proposal for the future of the VCF's library of written media.

Jeff S jsalzman at gmail.com
Sat May 14 12:58:41 UTC 2022

Based on this discussion, having it come down to volunteers on volunteer
time is the most realistic way to archive our paper content.

That being said, the Workshop events could be put to use for those who want
to take on the task. I have volunteered to do so at a workshop, but it came
down to having a scanner ready to use. Then again, there's the
aforementioned need for those who are knowledgeable about what has already
been archived from different sources and made available to the public. As
many have mentioned, we hate to destroy printed archives in vain.

It's obvious that we all agree for the need to keep this idea alive. I
believe we have the hardware, software, and bioware resources already... we
just need to get them all in the same room for a significant period of

On Sat, May 14, 2022, 8:20 AM Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

The single biggest issue is resources. Get the money for a scanner? Need
> the bodies to do the work. Get the bodies to do the work? Need the time
> from those bodies to do this massive undertaking. Get the time? Now you
> need to coordinate the time, place, bodies and material. Can’t have people
> just hanging out in the warehouse doing this. No bathroom facilities, gotta
> deal with food, no CO in the space so can’t have the public involved.
> Warehouse doesn’t have the room, electrical, cleanliness for this endeavor,
> so that means moving everything to a place that does.

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