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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, May 19, 2006

Awful alliterative apprisal of activity
A barcoding bonanza is blasting through bales of books! Library laborers lightly link loads of libros lacking little labels. Hilo's heaps of hearings, Health, horticulture, and HUD have been hefted to harrowing heights. Cataloged are cartons of clean, crisp commissions, conferences, and codices. Unsuppressing and uncovering uncataloged UN, UNCTAD, and UNESCO is underway. And Gwen's groan-inducing glint of genius is gratifyingly gone.
8:14 am

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Hello to old friends
We recently received a shipment of approximately 40,000 maps of Asia, Europe, and the world that had been salvaged from the flood and cleaned. Most of the maps look pretty good, considering that they had been covered in mud. Unfortunately, some of the maps did not fare so well. In particular, many of those on the tops of each drawer were bled on by the curtains (the canvas covers inside some of the map drawers that held the maps down). In some cases, the red ink we used to property stamp the maps bled. As a result, there are many maps with blue, purple, or pink stains. Needless to say, our new map cases do not have curtains in them, and we are now using permanent ink for our property stamps.
 
We will send an additional 9,000 maps of the Pacific area to Belfor for treatment. Maps of Hawaii, rare maps, and those that are more complex to treat are being handled by our Preservation Department.
10:50 am

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Hamilton Library 2004 Flood 
It's not over yet!