The Library's consultants during the recent 'makeover' I believe were a mob
called "Red Jelly".
I don't think you'll find them in the "Archives and research" section of
the phone book.
---- Janeen P McLachlan wrote:
I now will join in with my observation of the new AOT, or whatever the new
name is. What is the reason for the name change?
I was there in January and had to wear my sunshade to read the screen on the
film readers. Obviously they didn't choose a lighting consultant to advise
them, or if they did it was one without qualifications. Soft diffused
lighting in the right color would have been more correct - what they have is
damaging to the eyes. If they are stuck with that lighting arrangement, and
have no will or money to alter it, then the readers should be placed against
the walls where the light would come from behind. The drawers could then be
placed down the middle. Lateral thinking would be useful. Best to change the
lighting. It is just wrong.
I also missed the hard copy of the valuation rolls. Trying to read those on
the readers with a sunshade on was a bit ridiculous and not nearly as
Was it really too much trouble to list the contents of each drawer on the
What really goes on behind the glass security door at the end?
Can't see any real gain in what they've done really. I agree wholeheartedly
with all the previous complaints. Malcolm is right - spend more on
"consultants" and get less. What maybe worse - does anyone there really
One positive comment - digitising the convict records has been very useful
for one relying on the internet.
Has anyone any other positive comments? Think hard now.