Re: [Yuricon] Library and Museum Dances
- At 02:18 PM 4/23/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Quoth Clarissa:Rock, large, blue.
> > Oh, a library/museum! *drools* I'm considering
> > going into an MLIS program...I would love to
> > work in museum archives. But being a YA librarian
> > and helping corrup--errrr, enlighten the kids
> > with manga and anime wouldn't be half-bad either.
>I'm on the museum side, myself; but the biggest difference between library
>work and museum work is that the artifacts are nowhere as standardized as
>books, the cataloguing nomenclature is less rigid, and it's really hard to
>alphabetize. So you often have to figure out the systematization on your own.
Rock, small, tastes funny.
Rock, medium, has green eyes.
Rock, thrown at poster at Anime velocity....
>I have a friend at another museum who is in charge of the referenceForensics.
>skeleton collection. It's used to identify bones that need identifying for
>some reason. So they keep all the ribs together, labelled by species; all
>the skulls; and so forth. A detective or ecologist can come in with a
>bunch of foot-bones and he can sort through and say "black bear". It's
>apparently surprisingly easy to mistake a partial bear skeleton for human