I am at the end of the description of the 1960s. I have been tasked to run a spell check over my work in the database and then upload them to the OCLC server. It is pretty cool if you think about it – there are over 200 entries. I know that there are a few 1960s left to describe, but we are moving on to negatives now.
In the new project, negatives have been digitized and reversed – they are like contact prints. These photos are from the same events I have described before. I am glad that I have a good visual memory. The new task is to describe the negatives, and to make judgement calls. If there are several negatives (or even a pair) that capture the same event, I am to choose the “best” and describe that one. There is not enough space for all to be uploaded.
This is a good lesson to learn – culling for quality. I can do this – I am glad for my training in the arts and for my experience as a photography teacher. If I do one thing very well – is judge the quality of prints.
Next week, I have an interview with the archivist from the Ramsey County Historical Society. They have a brand new digitization project. I would be bringing my experiences from the ACC to bear on my new tasks. I am still hunting for a business asset internship, but it seems terribly hard to ask for an internship ‘doing something related to intellectual assets’ a bit is lost in the asking.