Subject: Documentalist?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 15:25:38 -0400

Meg Halter, responding to Elizabeth Hostetter's mention that "As I move into
more of a documentalist role I am also seeing links to information science",
wondered: <<Ummm, what is a documentalist? Never heard the term before.>>

I believe Carolyn Hailey coined this phrase a long ways back, but I could be
wrong. In any event, it was a play on words that combined "documentation"
and "mentalist" and recognized that sometimes extracting information from
SMEs and developers would be easier if we were psychic. See my SIG for
another take on this.

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
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