Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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make a digital library for the town's historical collection


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I created the basic digital library. I need to put this onto my toolbar so I keep tinkering and getting it ready for going live at some point this winter. 3 years ago


I made a date to create the initial library structure with the librarian. We’re not planning to get going on this in a large way until January, but she’s had a volunteer start scanning a few items so we can see how they look when we add them and make a few decisions about how to create the digital items.

I also discovered that with the paid for version of adobe, you are able to mash together a bunch of pdfs into one, so if we have access to that program, we can eliminate the scanning issue of only being able to scan one pdf page at a time. Excellent news. I doubt the library owns this, but hey, maybe someone can take pity on me, like, say, the school librarian. 3 years ago

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