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

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Sat May 14 15:30:04 UTC 2022

Here's my take: while preserving the bindings, and physical materials would
be excellent; the more pressing issue is to preserve the materials at all.
If resources only allow for chopping the binding and doing a sheet fed
scan, then that's what has to be done. It's
Better to preserve and share the material electronically than have some
incident ruin the paper and then it's gone forever.

That said, after scanning if there was an organized way to keep the pages
together, and if space allows, I'd absolutely keep the paper.


On Sat, May 14, 2022 at 7:01 AM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On 5/14/22 09:41, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> >>  Don't waste money on hardware (like we did) until you have
> >> *guaranteed* people to actually do something with it.
> >
> > A. Find out with local courts or police if you could get people assigned
> > community service to do it.
>    I'm not sure I'm up for that.
>    In fact I'm 100% sure that I'm not.
> > B. Put it next to your desk and chunk in paper stacks all during the day
> > while working on other things.
>    Thanks for the suggestion, but:
>     - A lot of my work doesn't involve sitting at my desk.
>     - Scanning 50-year-old paper in varying condition involves a lot
> more work than just dumping pages onto a scanner.
>     - Production scanners are large and my lab is already full of things
> that actually need to be there.
>     - I already work 12-16 hour days, seven days a week.  Putting yet
> more shit on my shoulders because no one else will put down the game
> controller or the bong and do a little work isn't going to happen.
>    So the stuff sits unscanned, just like a million other things sit
> undone.
>               -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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