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:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Gerard Sadlier Sent: 16 November 2012 12:08 To: email@example.com 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 -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.