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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Descriptive cataloguing

A 'phone call from Henry Irving.

"You know the Contemporary Local History Collection?"


"What type of material would you say gets added to that collection?"


"Yeah, forget what's going on at Dutch Bend and Catty."

"In that case... material that's of historical significance or else of lasting import."

"Excellent! Thanks. I knew I could count on you for just the right sort of bullshit for these bloody reports."


Gadjo Dilo said...

It's all so subjective though, isn't it. "Historical significance" for many people's lives may be the Rothman's Football Yearbook for 1973.

Macy said...

A career in management beckons Mr Musgrove! Ability to generate the right amount of bullshit being a real starter for ten...

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: it's horribly subjective. Luckily, Henry and his old oppo are interested in what human beings get up to and she managed to rescue a lot of stuff that turned out to become useful and important.

Macy: every so often I wonder why I never went into senior management. The truth is that I know the difference between proposal and delivery and get impatient with people who think that to say is to do.