Wednesday, May 11, 2005


This is what people in the corporate library world call the end product of a researcher's research. It is that which is delivered to the customer. Instead of calling it something generic such as a report or, I don't know, maybe RESEARCH, it is called a deliverable. This term reminds librarians that they are vital cogs in the well oiled machine that is capitalism.

This one is right up there with "let's talk about this offline."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ack! I just had a seizure-inducing flashback to my last job, where my insane co-worker always used words like "deliverable" instead of report; "query" instead of ask; she'd "hunker down" with "materials" to "study." Most disturbingly, she once said we should have a "group grope" about something!