Leroy Archives Update

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Leroy Archives Update

Post by messydesk » Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:13 pm

I've received a few boxes of Leroy's archives, including copies of his hard drives. One of the things I'd like to do is replace all of the discovery letter photos in the wiki with the originals that he has. Needless to say, this is a lot of files, but at first glance, he named these thoughtfully and that should make it easier. I'll need some volunteers to move this along when the time comes. It's not a terribly tricky task. What it entails is editing the appropriate wiki page and replacing each photo in the LVA Photos section with the new ones. I'll provide a list of files once I upload them and more specific instructions and support when the time comes. Let me know if you're interested in this project.
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Re: Leroy Archives Update

Post by RogerB » Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:23 pm

If you make PDFs, OCR, and index them to the display location from your letter dB, the entire thing becomes word or phrase searchable. Might make finding specific letters and references a lot simpler.

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Re: Leroy Archives Update

Post by PacificWR » Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:24 pm

I'll help out.

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Re: Leroy Archives Update

Post by keilg1 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:11 pm

Happy to contribute. I find tasks like this very meditative...
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Re: Leroy Archives Update

Post by Bigbub » Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:29 pm

I can help out with this project too.

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Post by andywoj00 » Thu Dec 16, 2021 10:42 pm

I'll help. PM me when ready.....Andy

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Re: Leroy Archives Update

Post by fogie » Thu Dec 16, 2021 10:48 pm

I can play too! Just may need some coaching... - kinda dense in the computer world (we will not go elsewhere..).

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Re: Leroy Archives Update

Post by messydesk » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:28 pm

I just uploaded about 190 files for 1880-O (gotta start somewhere). I'll send lists and instructions by e-mail tonight to everyone who was interested, using either the e-mail I have on file or the e-mail address associated with your VW account. These date back to 2004, so there may be some that end up on pages of VAMs that were eliminated.
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