If someone was tracking my updates on the Fuller DOAJ project, they might be inclined to believe that I’ll be done with the scan in two or three more weeks–after all, I seem to be making impressive progress.
I might even have believed the same thing. But life happens: medical issues, dealing with recalcitrant equipment (non-computer in this case), other priorities…
The week ending June 14, I scanned 340 sites.
The week ending June 21, I scanned 460 sites–and felt like that was a reasonable pace.
The week ending June 28, I scanned 500 sites.
The week ending July 5, during which I hit a long series of very easy journals to check (ISRN…), I scanned 600 sites.
I knew I couldn’t keep that up–but with 2,500 or so left to go at that point, if I could average 500 per week, I’d be done in five weeks (that is, four weeks from now.)
The week ending July 12–last week–I scanned 480 sites. OK; I could still be done in another four or five weeks.
This week? I’ll be happy enough to reach 300 sites and delighted if I reach 400.
Maybe I’ll get back to 400-500 next week. Maybe not.
So: I’m reasonably comfortable in believing that I will have finished the actual scan and begun the analysis and writeup (and trying to find ways to make all this work worthwhile, one way or another) by the time I turn 70: that still gives me eight weeks.
I’m much less inclined to believe that I’ll have finished the writeup by the time I turn 70. Especially if I plan to do an August/September issue of C&I.
So, well, I can’t project how long this will take. Such is life.