I’m crowdsourcing the answer to this question, or resources you believe would give me this answer.
Please add your thoughts in the comments.
Why am I asking?
There were a great range of speakers there, and several themes. The two I have taken are
- If you want to do something, scope it out and start. (also known as JUST DO IT!)
- Fear Factor 16. Think about the things that really scare you, and try one every day for 2016.
Interestingly, besides the swimming in a tank with sharks kind of scary, most of the things that scare me enough to ensure I don’t try them, are everyday challenges that are possible.
Today I realised it has been a very very very long time since I have answered a reference desk question. My job is now very much behind the scenes of a library, the systems and processes that help people answer questions at a reference desk, but not actually the process of answering them. So I have now reached a point where I hesitate before helping out. I decide that someone else will be more capable than me.
So tomorrow’s Fear Factor is to work my way slowly through a real reference question, kindly provided by a friend. Today’s Fear Factor is to ask friends for help. Two for the price of one.
The reason this question is interesting, is that in Britain when partial birth extracts became available, they provided the parents’ name, child’s date of birth, but no statement about the parents’ marriage. Therefore illegitimate children could use these extracts to hide from the stigma when dealing with agencies. There was a passionate discussion about it in the Houses of Parliament. To find out if the same discussion occurred in Australia my friend needs to know when it occurred.
Good luck everyone confronting your own little challenges, and please provide me any answers or tips you can think of.
Progress reports ~
This is a useful start http://www.jaunay.com/bdm.html