Lowell Deeds

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January 28, 2008

Kick it Up a Notch

by @ 8:10 am. Filed under Registry Ops

Our Record Book re-scanning project just got “kicked up a notch”. For the past two months we have had one employee checking images in our older Record Books while another did the re-scanning. The project is moving along nicely but last week we decided to increase the pace. We “kicked it up a notch” by adding four people to the image checking process. The instructions we gave them were pretty simple: Check every 50th page… if “any” of the images are illegible or missing, mark the book as “needs to be re-scanned”. Since these images were originally taken from microfilm, there is a wide variety of problems. Some images are too light, some too dark, and some too small. We started with book 2600 a month ago and have worked our way down to 2500. With the additional help the results should quadruple…

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