Category Archives: Brook’s Blog

Activities and updates from Brook Tinker at the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library

March 8, 2012 – brook tinker

Decided to take a short break from the peroicals catologing.  The Library fiscal budget year is nearing an end and we are researching new aquisitions to keep the library material current besides periodicals. I am creating a list of newer … Continue reading

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March 6th – Brook Tinker

Not much new to report. Been working steadily at the periodicals. ITs unbelievable how many new letter have been compiled over the years. As far as everything else that I was waiting on so I could firge ahead on other … Continue reading

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March 1st – Brook Tiner

Internet is back so I can now update Resource Mate. Been working on catologging periodicals. We try to keep 3 copies of everything so I catolog the one on the shelf then the copies to there locations in boxes for … Continue reading

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February 23 – Brook Tinker

Report today: The limited version of Cultureware is up and running. Once Filemaker Pro is purchased our inventory and displays will be web sharable through Masonic History website. I am familiar with the Cultureware program now and ready to start building the … Continue reading

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Feb 22 – Brook Tinker

Today spent some time pricing up and writing a proposal with explanation as to what Filemaker Pro software is and does, that Gerry Adams the creator of Cultureware said we needed to run the Cultureware software. Will spend time reading through … Continue reading

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Feburary 21 – Brook

Today has been a day of one step forward one step back. Started out the day with the main cataloging system and the computers in the cataloging office and the circulation desk neither able to connect to the Internet. This is … Continue reading

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Febuary 20 – Postcard Scanning

Well today first day back after laying my Dad to rest from his unexpected death last week. Thank you to the Masonic Charitable Foundation for the thoughts, prayers, and the lovely card. Today I will work again more on the … Continue reading

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Monday Febuary 13

Slow day at the Museum and Library. Took care of some scanning and general office duties today. Opened a little late today because the Director was out shooting a Oral History with PGM Walt Wheeler for the Past Grand Master … Continue reading

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Collections

Today I will begin to scan a 5 book collection of masonic postcards. We discovered 2 more boxes of slides in our “out back” inventory repository as well that need to be digitized.

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Febuary 7th

Today I will spend my time digitally backing up a separate storage of all of our digital information that we have collected. With all the images I have scanned into computer file, and with the catolog information and a distribution of … Continue reading

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