This is my last week and I begin with with going to the main branch. I’m to go to the digital archives where photos are scanned and metadata recorder for the viewing pleasure of the community. It appears to be a lot of work, but the Web site where the images are found is absolutely wonderful. There are almost 8000 images scanned and on display. We even had a chat with a gentleman who bought in photos of the local football club. The earliest photo was taken circa 1919 and he had many others from that era, which he hoped to catalogue and store in a safe manner for future generations.
After lunch, I headed back to my local library and had another session with my mentor, discussing more about weeding and the selection process that she is in charged of. I learned a lot about budgets, selection criterion, and how books are acquired from different sources. I was able to complete my weeding project, which then lead to an extension of that. I proceeded to continue weeding and not entirely enjoying it. An article about this caught my eye, here is the link. I’m glad to know I’m not the only person who finds weeding heartbreaking.