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Gov Docs in the Real World

My intent is to provide a place to document the progress we're making (or not making) in replacing the 3 million maps, aerial photographs, and government documents that were damaged or destroyed in the 2004 Hamilton Library flood.

Friday, September 23, 2005

The Waiting Game
Hurry up and wait. That's what we do around here. We hurried to get our FEMA figures together by Sept. 1. We are hurrying to put together more figures for Auxiliary Enterprises. Meanwhile, we are waiting to see what happens with off-site storage, waiting to have material shipped, waiting to get answers from FEMA, waiting for our positions to get added, waiting to see if we can replace some of our Western Pacific aerial photographs. I hope those hurricane victims in the South have lots of patience, because that is what you need when you're recovering from a disaster. 
 
We received our United Nations microfiche, replacing the paper Official Records that were lost in the flood. Of course, we have no place to put them, so they are still in boxes. It seems silly that there is abundant space in the basement of Sinclair Library, but because FEMA won't fund taking out the partitions, we can't use the space (because that would be permanent, not temporary). So, we have been trying for over six months to find off-site storage in the tight real estate market .
 
Reference questions are picking up, but very little of our replacement material is cataloged so that someone would actually know we have it. It's sad to think that we have replaced so many documents but can't get them barcoded because we have no help yet.
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Hamilton Library 2004 Flood 
It's not over yet!