08 June 2005
In case you were curious... this is where I now spend my days at work. Note the so-retro-it-hurts desk! After a week on the job, I'm still not able to dig into my "regular duties" (partly due to software which has yet to be installed, partly due to a training package that has yet to be developed) but in the meantime I am helping with the recon (retrospective conversion) of the temporary records we created when we first moved to electronic records. [Many older books were not included in the initial database (almost everythig published pre-1977) -- and in a library with over a million volumes, that worked out to a lot of books.] At any rate, it is a big, tedious, important project and I am happy to be contributing.