Project Details

Project Title: Overseas Strays News Cuttings
Project Description: To scan and index the collection of overseas newspaper cuttings received from the overseas strays coordinator. The index and scanned images to be made available via the public strays search on the society web page.
Project manager: John Marsden
Project Size (L/M/S): Small
Project Status: Completed
Project Started: 25 Jan 2017
Anticipated completion: 29 Dec 2017
Volunteer Requirement: Home workers required

07 May 2018Latest batch of strays (with images) added to the miscellaneous database
29 Apr 2018Latest batch now scanned and in process of indexing.
06 Mar 2018A further packet of cuttings has been received and is to be added to the database.
01 Sep 2017Index to circa 860 cuttings and 200 images of these now in member area miscellaneous database. Index only (i.e. no images) available in public data section. Project will be closed and any further batches of cuttings processed as database maintenance rather than as a separate project.
23 Aug 2017Indexing is now completed. Awaiting transfer to online database (some modifications to database required to accommodate the images).
06 Jul 2017Volunteers recruited and initial batches of work distributed.
19 Jun 2017Scanned images copied to office server. Basis for indexing agreed.
31 May 2017All scanning now completed.
02 May 2017Scanning of small cuttings completed. Oversize (i.e. larger than A4) cuttings remain to be scanned.
16 Apr 2017Scanning of the cuttings is in progress.
26 Jan 2017Jim Chadwick has agreed to manage the scanning and indexing.

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