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From: Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Laptops during research phase
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 15:20:22 -0500

At 09:16 AM 02/16/2001 -0500, Elissa Scalise Powell, CGRS wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [mailto:]
>> Subject: Re: [APG] Certification requirements
>> PS. For what this tidbit is worth, my colleagues and I have found that
>> having a laptop with us on-site and then writing the report as we do the
>> research, we make more efficient use of our time. Does anyone else find
>> this a good solution?

You might be interested to know that this question comes up periodically,
from the other side, on the Archives e-mail list. Archivists have concerns
about use of laptops because they take up space, may disturb people working
next to the laptop user, and have the potential to want electricity if the
researcher doesn't have a battery available. As you can imagine, there are
archivists on both sides of the possibility of allowing or not allowing
their use in a repository.


Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
Hyde Park, NY
author of _Long-Distance Genealogy_

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