When Judith Campbell, an Australian-born Brit, graduated as a primary school teacher, little did she expect that instead of spending a quiet life teaching, it would be a hectic life learning, and not about something simple either but about something as complicated as fusion.
After a short stop in Germany, Judith started working at JET as a technical assistant in 1982 and has been part of the fusion community since. In 1997 she returned to Garching, Germany, where she worked for ITER until the site closed in December 2006. Early 2007, she was one of the first ones to arrive at ITER Cadarache to unpack the Garching archives she had so carefully packed herself. These archives will now have to be merged with those from Naka, Japan, to form "THE" ITER story, which contains all documents, final reports, decisions etc. that together form the history of the ITER project.
If you want to know if and where - ask Judith Campbell.
Fortunately one does not have to dive into the dark and cold archive rooms to have access to these documents. Many of the documents can be retrieved via IDM, the on-line ITER Document Management system. All of the ITER staff has access to this system and is also requested to put in all of the documents they are producing so that IDM is a living repository of the progress of the ITER Organization. For anyone needing help with using IDM, Judith is available to give assistance or advice.
At the same time Judith manages both the paper-and the electronic library. At present ITER has on-line access to a library of about 40 different scientific and engineering journals. Details of how to access these journals can be found in the "Project Integration, Administration & Services", "Document Management" section. There is also a paper library (building 519/21, ground floor), accessible to all staff. If you want to borrow a magazine, journal, standard or book, just take it and note down your name, date and title of the journal in the notebook at the library entrance. return to Newsline #17