Project total (hours scanning + hours quality checking): 817 hours, 133,386 scans
Met our 130,000 scan milestone on 1/12/2011. We continue to be over a month ahead of schedule. Scanning was quiet the week before Christmas and the University was shut down over the holidays. Since we were already so far ahead of schedule, the lull in productivity did not set us behind. Several students wanted hours over the winter break. The students have pushed us further ahead of schedule. I'm lucky to have a great group of hard working students.
We're just finishing up the January winter break. Next week is the start of spring semester. The spring work schedule is set. One student is no longer with us. Her schedule did not allow for her to work with us this Spring. I posted the position, conducted interviews and have hired another student to work the open shifts. This individual had prior on the job scanning experience. I think she will be a good fit for the job.
The scanning room is getting an additional scanner. FM is coming in today to reconfigure the space and get the room ready to add the new scanner. It's just like the other scanner, just a more recent model. It will be a new dynamic for the students to have another employee in the room with them. They have always had the room to themselves in the past. I'm sure it will feel a little different, but hope it's still a pleasant work environment.
We're also in the midst of another transition for our QC work station. Starting with the spring semester, we're sharing the QC office space with other library student workers. We need to sort out the best way to continue QC progress on this project. Just a minor speed bump in the scheme of things. However, it does need to get sorted out since students are due to come in and need a place to work.
That's it for now.