Monday, August 6, 2012

Latest article in the papers, and news on the Lewis & Skinner project

The third of the articles about the Lewis & Skinner project has now come out in the local papers:

As a result of the articles, I received a call today from a local who said he has lots of photos and newspaper articles about the history of Footscray that he wants to show. So I'm going to see him in a couple of days.
The project is also employing a computer science grad, Hughie, who is getting back into the workforce after a break. He's continuing the scanning and sorting work on the Lewis & Skinner website, including fixing up duplicate archive entries, entering geolocation data and putting more jobs into the system. It's tedious work (sorry Hughie) but we really need his help - 500 signwriting jobs (or about 1500-2000 documents) are already in the system and I would say we're only one-third of the way there.

1 comment:

  1. Keep up the good work. I'm sympathetic to the process of archiving but when it all comes together into a complete whole it is really worth it. Go Hughie!