Getting your facts right

Liseuse de microfiches Micron 355Phil: I performed a little bit of research for my old job a couple of months ago. Proper research involving a trip to the library to look at books and even use the microfiche machine to view old newspapers. Just like people used to do in the old days.

After a happy couple of hours I returned to the office with some scribbled notes and terrible quality printouts. An hour later the early history of the theatre was ready to go off to the framers and be part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations. I managed to distill the early days into an accurate and hopefully slightly humorous page that you could read and enjoy despite the effects of any free wine you may have consumed. Better still, there was enough material left out to give me the basis of a short article for the local history society.

People tend to forget libraries but the resources found within the walls are often not to be found with a quick Google. Sometimes you gotta do the leg work.

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Phil, Writing

One response to “Getting your facts right

  1. Where I live, (in the former coal mining part of England referred to as the ‘Black Country’), one of the few ways to get access to very old local newspaper clippings, is from the local library.

    That is why I ‘liked’ your post. It highlights one of the key contributions libraries make to our communities. I wrote a post about it in my blog called ‘Save Our Libraries’ http://morganlefables.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/save-our-libraries/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s