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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Notification of Website Archiving - Portrait Workshop

Just received an email from NLB:-

"26 September 2007

Portrait Workshop

Dear Sir/Madam

Notification of Website Archiving - Portrait Workshop

The National Library Board (NLB) is traditionally known to collect published materials for preservation as the nation's published heritage.This includes online and electronic publications of lasting national, historical, research and cultural values.

NLB has embarked on a web-archiving project, with the long-term goal of building a comprehensive collection of Singapore-related websites and publications to ensure that Singaporeans have access to their documentary heritage now and in the future.

NLB has deemed your website (URL: to be an important part of Singapore’s documentary heritage and would like it to remain available to researchers and generations of Singaporeans in the future. Hence NLB will be taking snapshots of your website under the appended terms. There are some benefits to you as a website owner in having your website and online publications archived by the NLB. You will be able to access earlier versions of your websites from the web archive. The NLB will also catalogue your publication, thereby increasing awareness and publicity of your website and publication among researchers using our Library network.

The NLB reserves the right to take down any material from the web archive which in its opinion infringes Copyright or any other Intellectual Property Rights or is deemed illegal. If you do not want your website to be archived, please let us know within a month from the date of this letter. Please do not hesitate to call me at6846-6742 if you have any queries. Thank you."

Good and bad news.
Good as what they said - increasing awareness and publicity of your website and publication among researchers.....
Bad in the sense that I got to be careful of what I post. Hahaha.....

Didn't come at a good time, when I am planning to go freelance next year. May not be getting another shop when the lease expires.
Mentally and physically tired. No personal time. Everyday work. Passion becomes work. This is not what I am looking for. I am trying to cut down my workload recently, in not trying to overwork. However, this will lower my income, which I need to support my family. Another way out will be to increase my price. This could be the most likely solution in the near term. If it still doesn't work, I may have to ..... still considering.......

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