Thursday March 25, 2010

Now where did you get that information?

Mosman: Bradley's Head: sign in the park near the stone column from the old Sydney GPO

Librarians are not just adept at Boolean, database and catalogue searches. Yesterday a phone enquiry came in from a gentleman who wanted to know what was the column in the water at Bradley’s Head. It proved the usefulness of Google for answering local studies enquiries. After a quick verbal clue from the Local Studies Librarian, I searched Google under “GPO column Bradley’s Head” and up popped joolmp’s photostream on Flickr with a close-up photo of the sign that tells the history of the column. I zoomed in so I could read the sign, called the gentleman and gave him the information he was after all in less than 5 minutes.

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