As I’m nearing the end of my time with the boxes, here’s another picture blog to show you what the experience has been like.
First take a box.
Take out an item. This could be a single document.
Or a bundle of documents that need to be catalogued as one item to maintain the integrity of the collection.
Read through the bundle and write a description
Allocate it a temporary number
Use a form on the computer to describe the item.
Then, to ensure there’s a backup,paste the description into a box list (which is what i usually post on the blog)
And hey preto, one item done. The frustrating thing is that the above process can take anything from a few seconds to a matter of days, depending what’s in the bundle. I now have around 10 bundles to go, but how long that’ll take is anyones guess!