After a marathon session today, I am pleased to say that Phase I of the architectural drawings project is COMPLETED!
You may remember from last month that I shared my initial work on a lengthy project to make sense of DSU's architectural drawings. Formerly, the drawings were tossed haphazardly into one of our building's basements and had been neglected for decades. After this room came onto my radar, I volunteered to use my powers of librarianship to process the drawings the same way that I would any archival collection. It is to be hoped that when I am done, the Office of Capital Planning and Environment Sustainability will be able to utilize the drawings with greater ease.
As the project stands today, I have now gained physical control over the drawings thus completing the first phase of processing. At the very least, I can say that each drawing has been identified by building. Moving into Phase II tomorrow, I will begin to identify each drawing by electrical, fire systems, structural, furniture plans, etc. All of this data will be logged into an excel spreadsheet and soon (I hope) passed onto our campus planning managers.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these photographs showing the very drastic improvements from those of last month. Stay tuned for more later!
|Although it still looks chaotic, these drawings are separated by building and |
identified by the little blue notes.
|Look! We can now see the floor!|