:-) Well, I don't know that I would use the word "adorable", but it does
warm my heart.
I found, to my pleasure, that libraries were shredding the paper
computer sign-up sheets every evening (or when they filled up). That was
good. But then I found, to my displeasure, that they had a box on the
table in the childrens' room where summer reading program kids wrote
their name, school, and age, and that the box was not secured in any way
from scrutiny by others. Gulp! So it's a mixed bag in most libraries.
Plus, there's always a hoarder or two who will not get rid of obsolete
records. One value of an audit is that timely record destruction becomes
On 8/17/14, 11:54 AM, Debra Shapiro wrote:
> Conversation between 2 instructional staff at a library school:
> Staff 1, “Say, I went down to our departmental library, and had to use the little paper slip to take out a book, because it’s summer and after hours. You have to fill in the book title, book bar code, and your own name & ID barcode. The fold the paper in half and stick it in a box. It’s got a little disclaimer on the bottom that the slip of paper will be destroyed as soon as the infor is entered into the system.”
> Staff 2, “That’s adorable.”
> On Aug 15, 2014, at 5:02 PM, Jason Bengtson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Generally speaking, I think surveillance is wretched stuff. But there is a
>> point at which the hand wringing becomes a bit much.
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