We crossed a tipping point at the OHF Library today. We now have more fully processed books than not. Of our nine bookcases we have 5 of them done. Everyone on the project is feeling super excited and a little sad at the same time. With this milestone we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. While we are really looking forward to having the project open to the membership, at the same time we don’t want our project team days to come to an end. All of us have really grown together and love hanging out with each other for work days. Cranking through a pile of books to be processed and getting them done is ever so satisfying, and we are all cheering each other on and constantly remarking on each others achievements. We’ve got a great thing going on here.
But beyond the this initial copy cataloging sprint I know there’s plenty more work to be done. I’ve got racks of items in the closet that are more than likely going to require original cataloging and it’s been about 5 years since I’ve done that. Not that I’m worried, just trying to bring my brain back into alignment with cataloging again.
On an equally awesome note the Open Hearth Foundation was featured in this month’s edition of the Hill Rag. The library project got a good chunk of the article and I even got a decent little quote in there as well. Feels good to have that kind of recognition for all the hard work that we’re putting into the project.
So, here’s our first full wall of books: cataloged, classified, labeled, shelved in order, and just a few weeks out to being able to circulate.