It has been a few weeks since I last posted and the reason for the delay is pretty simple--things are going well and very much in a routine that is successfully getting materials back on the shelves at Ivy Stacks. We have nearly cleared out all of the 36,000 boxes of stuff we were storing in Orange--only about 2500 more to bring up to C'ville. We have received all of the Special Collections from Richmond and are currently processing that material and shelving it quickly. I am especially happy that all of the archival copies of theses and dissertations--24,066 in all--are in this group and now available for use in the Special Collections Library. One of my priorities is to get the circulating copies back in and made available for check out by our patrons.
The numbers--as of March 14, 2012 we have accessioned 729,058 items back onto the shelves, freshly bar coded and sorted by size into 44,470 acid free trays. This includes 767 Hollinger boxes that we count as trays.
So, once again, so far so good. Life is good. All is well. I see a light and I don't know if it is the end of the tunnel or the Lord's final destination for me, but I see a light and I am moving toward it.