Hi PC -
I would suggest that you send the slides out to a scanning service like the one that I own (Pixmonix - http://www.pixmonix.com
For about $1 per slide, you will get high resolution (4000 PPI) scans with ICE, color and exposure correction. The project will be completed much faster than you could ever do it yourself and quite likely at a lower overall cost. You will have the high resolution TIFF files for further manipulation in Photoshop/etc., but you should expect to get digital images that require no additional work for almost all uses.
There are occasions where poeple want to go the extra miles and have slides drum scanned. I believe that this is very rare. My suggestion is that you take the fast and inexpensive path (i.e., ~$1 per slide). Then, only if you have a particularly special image that may benefit from the wet mounting you can send it out to a high-end drum scanning lab (at a cost of tens of dollars per image).
Best regards --
Pixmonix Slide and Negative Scanning Services