[Darkroom] Starting a camera/equipment inventory and lending library

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 22:59:38 UTC 2010

Actually, we should just add all of the equipment on the list of stuff
that guy donated.  I've forgotten his name already. But presumably
Audrey or Jeffrey has an electronic copy of the list.


On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 14:58, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wanna add the video camera to that? Not sure if Ani already came up
> with a system for dealing with that.  I think that a basic lending
> library with a wiki entry sounds about right.
> -Kelly
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 21:22, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>> Noisebridge now has a ton of cool photography related equipment. Some of
>> which many of us on this list would like to use because they're cool,
>> some of which we could lend out to those wanting to learn general
>> photography.
>> There's nothing stopping anyone from taking anything out of Noisebridge
>> for the personal use and nothing is secure in the space. Most of the
>> time when things "get stolen" from here it seems like it ends up being
>> someone thinking they could borrow something and forgetting to return
>> it. If we create a library system now and label things properly, this'll
>> give convention to others to remember to return things. It'll also give
>> those who want to use the object next the ability to poke the current
>> borrower and remind them to return it.
>> The logical system to do this is to label everything with names, then
>> have a place to document check out name (email would be best), checkout
>> date, check out condition, estimated return, actual return, return
>> condition. This can either exist in real life (as in a notebook in the
>> space) or on the wiki. I wouldn't do both as that gets confusing.
>> Unless I hear any objections I'm going to go ahead and print some sheets
>> for a binder to keep in the darkroom with a small inventory of our stuff
>> that I'm fairly sure is good to check out. Current list on mind is...
>> * Nikon N90s - Donated by unknown
>> * Nikon D70 IR - Donated by Peter Hamel
>> * Nikon Nikkor 28mm 2.8 - Donated by Peter Hamel
>> * Nikon Nikkor AF 35-70mm 2.8 - Donated by unknown
>> * Nikon flash SB-26 with cable - Donated by unknown
>> And just my luck the label printer ran out of labels. :(
>> --
>> Rubin Abdi
>> rubin at starset.net
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