The staff will make Russian and Chinese translators available, and the
scanning shouldn't take too long. You can find more info on what
they're looking for on the project's FAQ page.
According to Terry Carlson, the branch's adult services manager,
Richmond Eats! is a pilot program. Once the Internet Archives
processes all the data it receives and comes up with a template for
making that information available to researchers and the general
public, Carlson says, the project will roll out the program to other
neighborhoods and branch libraries.
The possibilities are enticing: a massive, easily searchable archive of menus and photographs documenting the evolution of San Francisco food culture from 1850 to today. We'll keep you abreast as the project rolls out to other neighborhoods. No go hunt through your scrapbook for pictures from parties your parents held at the Russian Bear back in the day.