I’m pleased to announce that our 12-month processing phase of the project has been completed successfully! Overall, the amazing project team efficiently processed 45 collections at 16 repositories in 50 weeks of work, totaling 1685.07 linear feet at an average speed of 3.4 hours per linear foot. We exceeded our goal of processing at a rate of 4 hours per linear foot, which allowed us to process an additional 145.86 linear feet more than we originally anticipated and promised to CLIR in the same timeframe. That’s fulfilling 110% of our linear footage commitment to CLIR!
I am immensely proud of the work that Jessica Hoffman, Annalise Berdini, Steven Duckworth, Megan Evans, Cortney Frank, Carey Hedlund, Alina Josan, Chase Markee, Amanda Mita, and Evan Peugh accomplished during our challenging and ambitious project. Please stay tuned to the blog in the coming weeks and months as I post some terrific reflections written by the team members, as well as my own project documentation, including discussing the challenges of the project, what we learned this time around, and recommendations. Be sure to check out our Flickr page for action photos of processing, too. It’s been a wonderful and productive 12 months!