October 10, 2018 – “Full Disclaimer”

Hello, everyone!

Here is the full disclaimer before I recount the events of October 10, 2018, the day this entry is being written the day after the fact. Sometimes the WordPress system acknowledges  entries being posted a day after, but are actually being posted later in the evening on the same day (I am not sure if the timezone settings can be changed and I certainly would have by now). Unfortunately, this scenario is not the case for this instance: I simply forgot to make an entry. In addition to my apologies to the readers, I will do my best to recount the events from yesterday.

Continuing the pattern of the week, I immediately logged onto a computer after placing my belongings in my footlocker. Upon accessing NoteTab Pro, I resumed encoding folders from Box 8 onwards into the finding aid. After sometime, one might think the monotonous process would begin to be tiresome and admittedly I was trying not to fall asleep while typing. To clarify, the process was not the main cause of my drowsiness, rather my own decision of when to rest the previous night is the real culprit.

Despite the small hindrance, I proceeded with encoding folders into the finding aid at a relatively decent pace. Indeed, Boxes 8-17 would be entered into the finding aid by the end of the day. The key is to copy and paste the basic template for each entry and type the necessary changes where appropriate (name of the folder, the folder number, the dates of the contents of the folder, etc.).

Also, having the spreadsheet available circumvents the necessity of retrieving boxes and regulates that time toward completing the finding aid. Needless to say, not being overly reliant on the spreadsheet is crucial. There were moments where the spreadsheet’s entry was questionable and the folder in question was examined to verify the details. Fortunately, this did not happen too often. Time seemed to race by as my departure time came, so I saved my work and said farewell to the staff before exiting the office.

In review, Boxes 7-18 were encoded into the finding aid. The next day, Boxes 19-26 were next to be encoded. Normally, I would wish readers a wonderful evening and finish my entry at this point. Thanks to my blunder, there will be another entry posted later today for October 11 . Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience.

Author: 57r3l574d

I am currently a Graduate Student at the University of Central Florida and simultaneously employed by the university library's Special Collections and University Archives as a Other Personnel Service (OPS) Student. Expected to graduate in 2019 with a History MA - Public History Track.

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