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Re: [Yuricon] Library and Museum Dances

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  • Reese
    ... Rock, large, blue. Rock, small, tastes funny. Rock, medium, has green eyes. Rock, thrown at poster at Anime velocity.... ... Forensics.
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 23, 2004
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      At 02:18 PM 4/23/2004 -0400, you wrote:
      >Quoth Clarissa:
      >
      > > 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, large, blue.
      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 reference
      >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
      >remains ....

      Forensics.
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