Sunday, July 29, 2007

Here, There, Everywhere

Obviously one of the neat things about this project is getting around to all the various repositories. Not only do we get to see behind the scenes, we get to work there for awhile.
Everyone we've worked with has been extremely helpful and excited about the project, making us feel right at home. We've been invited to share birthday cake, help with solving the crossword, and trade recipes. Of course this also means that when we do have to leave it can be a bit of a downer, in no small part due to the fact that we've been made to feel so welcome. But the work must go on.

This past week Christine and I visited the Academy of Natural Sciences and did some prep work. We don't usually have a chance to get acquainted with the collections before we start surveying and this was a welcome change. In addition to doing a shelf read of the collections to be surveyed we were able to do some rearrangement and bring separated collections together. We ended up with a table cleared of recent accessions and a better idea of what was to be surveyed. All of which was very satisfying.

And from the "who knew?" department this.

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