Lots going on
It’s been almost two weeks since I have done post and that is a bit longer than I would like buut I have been very busy. First my summer class is flying by we are already more than half way through and have only 2 more assignments left!
At work I have been mostly at the desk like I said in my last post and I finally finished my book list project yesterday. We got a new student employee so she will be able to help out with the daily work, which I have been doing a lot of lately in my limited time away from the desk. We also have two new cataloguers one of which was an intern last semester with us.
My internship has been really interesting. I’m really intrigued by the work that I am doing. I wasn’t sure f I would really enjoy what I was going to be doing but I could definitely see my self wanting to do more digital work in the future. Right now I’m working on a project for Government Documents which is a bunch of periodicals on farm, cotton, fruit and market trends. I scanned about half of them (the other half had already been scanned but had no metadata, another part of the project that is just a bunch of volumes or one report is given to another intern, I was asked to do the more complicated pile, because our project manager felt I had more experience and would catch on quicker) I have done all the metadata to them and I have crated the filenames and I am now working on renaming the files. Because the person before me had scanned several copies at one time all the clips are out of order so I have to individually name them instead of batch renaming them. The scanner that we are using is the Zeutschel scanner which is a really cool high tech scanner. I will also be putting together the website for the collection once that is up and running I will be including a link to the project.
As for now I am still applying to jobs and will be moving back to Virginia soon.