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From: Karen Rhodes <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] BCG Standard #1, was GPS, now The Phrase
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 01:34:18 -0500
Harold Henderson wrote:
> Fair enough, Jackie. Proposed guidelines for discussion:
> (1) Respectful disagreement is fine, personal comments are not.
> (2) Those who express strong opinions are expected to be willing and able to
> explain themselves.
> The first 18 standards have to do with data collection. Number 1 reads, in
> "Materials (published, unpublished, microfilmed, photographic, and original)
> are handled with careful regard for their preservation and availability for
> future researchers."
I can have no argument with this one. If we want access to materials,
we have to handle them in such a way as to ensure they will be
accessible to others. I hold that as axiomatic.
And from experience, I can tell you that if you show yourself to be a
careful and respectful researcher, you may get access to materials that
have been restricted to the general public.
Middleburg, Clay County, Florida
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