Bowman Public Schools
8th Ave. SW
Bowman, ND 58623 USA
v: (701) 523-3283
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SENDIT is a terrific service to our Library users. It also gives us an opportunity to demonstrate to the people in the community that we really are not isolated out here in southwest ND as long as technology gives us a hand.
“Stump SENDIT”, seemed to be the name of the game, as our regional museum paleontology department staff requested unusual and obscure titles dealing with their fossil specialities. They were impressed with the rapid delivery of their first choice: “Molluscan Paleontology of the Pierre Shale Formations…”, Brinster, 1970.
We immediately found their next two requests: “Foraminiferids of the Cannonball Formation…”, Fenner, 1974. “Brachiopods from the Maastrichtian Danian Bo…” Johansen, 1987. The staff of the museum could see that if they were to stump the SENDIT program they would have to request something OLD. They were stunned with the quick delivery of the hard-to-find “Fossil Snakes of North America”, Gilmore, 1938. But they even stopped the process of assembling a dinosaur fossil (Hadrosaurus) to examine the old hand-typed, 488p. volume “Fossil Turtles of North America” Hay, 1908.
SENDIT gives us a wealth of information. Much of the data is extremely current, but it is the search through the old dust-laden archives that impresses my most difficult patrons. I wonder if I can find the original old field notes of the the Smithsonian Expeditions out the untamed West in 1883? If they are available, I’ll bet that SENDIT can find them.