Hi Justin -
Thanks much for your effort!
> There may be a new wrinkle though. I was walking around and noticed that
> they appear to be getting ready to add new DVDs to the shelf. I saw this in
> Room 4001. There was about 500+ DVDs in similar looking cases in various
> boxes and on a book cart. I looked up one of them by its ARC # and it was
> listed in the catalog but not already on the shelf. I asked the staff member
> but they didn't know anything about it. It would be helpful to know if they
> are going to be adding these to the shelf anytime soon. It would also be
> helpful to know if these new additions will be appended to the collection at
> the end of the shelf or they are going to be interfiled on the shelf in the
> existing collection. If they are not being appended and are going to be
> interfiled its going to screw us up.
I would recommend that we continue to march forward. Then, when we're
all done, we can print out a master list of all ARC numbers and go
back to the beginning and see what we have.
> Photo digitization project
> I took a moment to check in on the photo scanning project. I know we planned
> on closing it out but I wanted to check to make sure everything got squared
> away (i.e. remove our permanent hold on the materials). The scanner, imac,
> and drives were all gone and the staff didn't know what happened to them. I
> just wanted to let you know about this if you didn't already know. I'm
> assuming they were donated and repurposed or they were returned to you.
> Unless I hear anything else I'll assume this over and everything was taken
> care of.
Well, the project is over from our point of view. BUT: My donation of
that equipment to the National Archives was for use in the research
room by researchers. And, I have never received an acknowledgment of
our generous gift for my audit trail from either the photo or motion
picture research rooms. So, I will report this to the Inspector
General and he can figure out what is going on.