Thursday, February 15, 2007

Another collection goes online

Our inexorable march towards progress takes another step today as the inventory for the Vertical Files goes online in PDF format. Converted from an "in-house database solution" (i.e., an Excel spreadsheet), the listing is somewhat clumsy but nevertheless provides researchers with remote access to our holdings of this sort of ephemera.

As I mentioned yesterday, the Vertical Files are obscure in origin and historically underused; check the inventory out for yourself, and see whether there isn't something of interest for your next project--or, at least, something that makes you go "Hmmmm..."

Stay tuned for clearance of the next (and last) hurdle in the collections inventories race: the Historical Image Collection Inventory, in all its 100-plus-pages, will be the next to make an appearance, hopefully sometime this spring.

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