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TEXTFILES.COM Call for Interns —

Well, here we go.

I’m trying to clear out a bunch of backburnered projects this year. Some of them involve scanning, some involve sorting, and others involve cataloging. They’re all in that “getting this time-consuming process finished” realm, which doesn’t necessarily need me, in the personal sense, doing all the tasks.

Here’s an example: I have 200+ shareware CD-ROMs that need to be scanned, cataloged, and ISOs pulled from them, as part of a project with the Computer History Museum. It will also improve, since I can fix up the entries in the directories with CD scans, as well as verifying the information.

There are one of a kind artifacts I’m scanning, thousands of pages. I can’t spend all day doing it right now, and I don’t know when.

I have items that need transcription, OCRd documents proofread, and a way to pull in a lot of printed BBS information.

I can’t pay anything. I can supply drinks and food. The house has a nice chill-out space.

So there we go. I am asking for help. Any ideas?

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  1. Iwemti says:

    You forgot to mention that the house also has a Sockington and a Pennycat. That’s a big plus! 🙂

  2. Ryan Russell says:

    This would be at your house, I assume? Being that you say “The house”…

    So, locals only, no remote? Summer only?

    How about a barn-raising week, for people who wanted to travel? (Not saying that I could, personally.)

  3. Stormgren says:

    I like the barn raising idea.

    If there’s remote work to be done, I would gladly participate.

  4. tcv says:

    Yah. If it’s remote, I’m happy to help.

  5. Reader in Sweden says:

    Too bad about the no food and housing. I would have liked a longish American vacation 😉

  6. Eve M. says:

    If there’s any way I can help from my remote location, let me know. (And would donations of $ instead of time be helpful at all?…)

  7. Church says:

    It might be more productive to get one or two interns at the house to make dupes of the CDs, and send those out to remote volunteers.

  8. rmason says:

    If you’re looking for someone in the area send me an email. I should be available for the summer. Let me know.

  9. Bill Kenyon says:

    If remote volunteers are needed I am available to help.