So, Dan from RVI has arrived to replace me at the South Sudan National Archives for the next nine weeks. And I’ve spent this week “handing over”.
Firstly, we did a full tour of the archive work, including the heavy lifting, sweat and dust. We rewarded ourselves with a swift burger:
The second day I upped the stakes, by sending Dan to sort out the customs issues with our fourth digitization scanner for the archives. Five hours later, and a lot of bureaucracy and stamps, Dan looked like this:
I explained my ‘counselling programme’ options for stressed employees:
But finally, Dan is ready, up to date, keen, lean and mean (at least in terms of the rigour of his cataloguing):