My friends tell me that my idea is good. My wife tells me that my idea is good. People in the heritage arena have told me that my idea is good. So why am I getting a bit frustrated? Because I am beginning to fee that there are also those who consider the service I am offering to be a gargantuan monumental invasion of privacy. Tough, is all I have to say.
Listen, what I am offering is not stealing of the Crown Jewels, it is not throwing the Data Protection Act out the window; if we do not protect sufficiently the data and images gathering dust in locked cabinets all over the school system in Ireland then the day will come, oh it will come and have no doubt about it, when all will be left in those cabinets is dust itself. I am offering to record those Roll Books, those old photographs, the old memorabilia and safely store it all away in electronic and searchable form.
I can only go so far in making relevant bodies aware of my existence, or rather the existence of Irish Roll Books, hopefully somewhere there is a forward thinking soul who sees the merit of my madness.