I'm so used to the slash-and-burn of Internet research that the steps I had to go through to photocopy eight pages of a book in the Hill Memorial Special Collections at LSU were positively fetishistic in their quaint, antiquarian ways. I had to do the following:
- Present my ID and fill out a petition to use the collection at the front desk (purple form in the image below.)
- Rip page with call number out of my notebook.
- Get issued a key to locker number 8 (orange keychain below)
- Place my pen and notebook in that locker.
- Lock it.
- Climb a marble staircase to the South Reading Room.
- Fill out a statement of usage form(not pictured), presenting license again.
- Fill out call-slip (the receipt of which is the blue form in the image below.)
- Wait for second attendant to pull the book.
- Hand call-slip that attendant to pull book.
- Read reading room rules form while attendant retrieved the book.
- Proceed around the desk to the copier.
- Make eight copies.
- Return to desk with book and copies.
- Pay $.40 for copies (The receipt of which is the pink form in the image below)
- Receive change.
- Have the first attendant sign the purple form.
- Take receipt of copier payment and receipt of call slip.
- Descend marble staircase.
- Unlock locker.
- Retrieve pen and notebook.
- Lock locker.
- Return key to ground floor attendant.
- Return petition for use (purple form) to attendant.
Welcome back to LSU. lol.ReplyDelete
Though I've been able to take a full notebook (not scraps of paper) into Hill Memorial several times.