Re: [BCAB] Archives Richard Godfrey-McKay 16 Nov 2012 12:15 GMT

Hi Ger, apologies that my mail was unclear.  My reference to your having to
make a choice was simply that which you had already identified - namely the
choice of how much you're prepared to spend.  I find this to be a
determining factor so often in life!
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Gerard
Sadlier
Sent: 16 November 2012 12:08
To: bcab@lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] Archives

Hi, to cover a few points:

1. I'm in Ireland, not the UK;
2. The material is legal documents from the 1920s, some of it may be
hand-written; 3. As this is a personal project, I have a budget of whatever
I personally am willing to spend - which is as little as possible.
Research assistance might/would be available if I were say doing a PHD; 4. I
do not see that a stenographer would be able to type this material (150
pages approx) for less than several hundred pounds; 5. The material is on
microfilm. The archivist inform's me that his strong view is that this would
not come out well under ocr; 6. Only archive staff are permitted to
photo-copy material. Indeed, this is a special consession to me - usually
material on microfilm would not be photo-copied from original documents. The
archivist is trying to provide the best OCR grade copies he can; 7. I would
prefer to have the documents available electronically, if recorded I would
need indications like what page it was on etc.; and 8. I await clarification
about "choices" referred to in previous corespondance.

Kind regards

Ger

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