This account was written for the MidAtlantic News Research Conference on July 18-19, 1997.
Harriet Comer and R.J. Petrovich Macon Telegraph Employees: Harriet..worked here for 17 yrs. part time--20-25 hrs.a week. R.J. is full time and has worked at the MT 3 1/2 years. We have two other part time employees that work about 10 hours each and they only enhance, working at night and on weekends. Bill Weaver: Team leader He does research on statistics for data boxes, and is working on the set up of our new front system and etc. Harriet Comer: I usually come in about 9 o'clock.I help look for missing articles and other problems. About twice a week I check the work we've done in SAVE against the actual newspaper to see that we have enhanced everything and have done it correctly. Then I clear system. I also prepare the newspaper for micro-film and get it sent off the first day of the month. Order newspapers, magazines and books for library. Being from Macon I get a lot of old Macon research questions. When there is extra time I help with the enhancing. R.J. Petrovich/Librarian -- My morning starts at 8 a.m. - I first retrieve photos from composing that are going back to the library. - Post papers, compare editions, mark the home edition and off to the newsroom to retrieve the stories for our database. (since they are paginating in the newsroom we do not receive our stories in the library) - During any part of the day I do research for our staff or the public (we do charge a small fee for this service for the public). I use our SAVE system, Nexis and Vutext for research. Our old clips come in handy, some date back to the 1930's, but mostly 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's. The Macon Telegraph went online July/1994 (a week after our flood). - Most of the afternoon I enhance the newspaper, research, file photos, etc. _ I have to add that I have the best boss in the world!!!!
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