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asterix135

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Skipped log book?
« on: March 07, 2014, 04:38:00 pm »
For the Patterson, when I finished "Book 29" (Sept-Dec, 1917), I was taken directly to "Book 31" (Apr-Jun 1918) (example: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Patterson/Book%2031/IMG_7691_1.jpg)

I know from playing with URLs that there are in fact a number of pages from the Jan-Mar 1918 log book scanned as "Book 30"  (eg: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Patterson/Book%2030/IMG_8122_0.jpg)

Is this a problem, or should I just go with what the OW database engine shoots up on my screen?



 

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Re: Skipped log book?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 04:50:07 pm »
Hi asterix,

Don't know if the temporal order in Patterson is better, but on Unalga we've been jumping back and forth continuously (1942, 1945, 1943, 1944, Dec 1913, Jan 1914, and now Jan-Jun 1916).
Not to mention the Unalga II 1946 and 1947 inserted between Unalga I 1942 and 1945 sets.

If the situation is like Unalga's, hopefully the missing logbook will appear, sooner or later, in a future set...
Maybe it's better to wait for some more official answer to this issue, but i wouldn't worry about the missing book.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2014, 04:53:18 pm by propriome »

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Re: Skipped log book?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 05:32:42 pm »
Some but not all of these books needed to go to the restoration department because the ink and/or the paper were too badly deteriorated to make a clean archival scan.  When ever that happened (say with book 30) it would be sent out and then the scan operator would proceed with the next good condition book (say book 31.)  I've gotten this info from the Archivist assigned to us, who is a very nice helpful man who loves our project and what it is doing for him.

When time jumps happen by the full book, assume that is what happened in the scanning room and just keep going.  The missing book will eventually join the queue again.

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Re: Skipped log book?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 05:35:55 pm »
OK thanks.

I just do the tasks that the OW brain assigns to me.  But I thought I'd make sure that those scans weren't lost somewhere.

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Re: Skipped log book?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 06:33:35 pm »
I never mind answering questions.  Easiest way to get informed is to ask.  ;)

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Re: Skipped log book?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 09:18:03 pm »
I've had log books - even part of a log, once - out of order on the Pioneer.
But they always turn up eventually, so I don't mind.

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Re: Skipped log book?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014, 12:47:03 am »
Some odd volumes never made it to the Archives or the office of the agency formerly in charge of keeping them. Something that I learned fairly recently is that - like sunken warships - US Navy logbooks are official government documents and, if found, must be turned over to the Archives. So if you happen to find one, let us know.