ADEPT is all about change. For starters the project staff has begun to change how the Society manages its collections records. Now the tables are turned and the staff itself is about to change.
We have been fortunate to have three part-timers and two volunteers working on the project. Unfortunately for us the grant funding for the part-time positions has run its course (for this round) and now Valerie Lavoie, Marilyn Helmers, and Mike Simo are about to about to begin their summer adventures.
Before they go, we thought we’d step back and see what they and the rest of the ADEPT team (including Barbara Hodgemann and Eileen Haley) have accomplished so far.
Since late January the team has:
- Logged 678 staff hours
- Completed 1,052 records in PastPerfect
- Organized and filed almost all of our paper-based collections records
- Inventoried and organized parts of the physical collection
- Scanned and uploaded 570 images
And though they may not have realized it, they were also our “guinea pigs,” testing every proposed idea, formula, and procedure.
Valerie, Mike, Barbara, Marilyn, and Eileen are exactly who we needed to help get everything off the ground. Without them the project would not be as far along, as refined, or as much fun as it is. And nothing can change that.
Thank you all for everything!