“Our hope lies in progress, for if we try to remain stationary we shall surely go backward; and yet as soon as we leave the ground on which we stand in order to advance there is always danger that we shall plunge into some abyss.” Theodore Roosevelt, Outlook Magazine, December 2, 1911
During the next 10 days, this website is “leaving the ground on which it stands,” as we make upgrades and other changes to our web servers. We trust that this work represents progress, yet we recognize the “danger that we shall plunge into some abyss.” If you experience service interruptions during this period, particularly with the digital library items, know that we are working as quickly as possible to complete the work and restore service. The time when the digital library is most likely to be inaccessible is Friday evening, March 22, through Saturday, March 23. Another minor transition is expected between Wednesday, March 27, and Saturday, March 30. We hope to see progress in improved service by March 31.
"Evils come with progress--destroy the evils but not the progress" -- President Roosevelt, Nashua Junction, N.H. [November 13, 1902?]. From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs collection.