Mike Wood brought this up a few days ago and there was good response but we wonder what sort of actual numbers of orphan papers are actually out there?
The VRF would not be averse to doing this, imagine the thrill of finding long lost papers on one of your watches! So, we're trying to feel out how we might proceed. We've had a couple of volunteers for the project, one has written a searchable database and one has volunteered to do input and making sure the papers exist.
At this point, the direction we take will depend on the actual number of papers we have to work with, is it dozens? Hundreds?
Another thing, money. We understand that these things have value and I think we should leave it up to the individual whether they charge or not. The important thing is to have access to the papers.
So, if you have papers, post numbers here and maybe we can get this up and running!