Policies of selection, retention, disposal, misplacement and deterioration reflect the current state of the world.


Materials in the Collection serve as a seed-bed for, and may seek to represent, the culture of our world(s). The Library hopes that perusal of such material(s) may enable a Member to:

1. Recognise the intrinsic worth of other individuals;

2. Gain an awareness, intelligent or otherwise, of world and other cultures, conditions, events and issues;

3. Gain an understanding of her responsibilities and rights as a citizen in a democratic culture and understand the missing rights and responsibilities of other citizens in other non-democratic cultures;

4. Gain a love of learning sufficient to promote her continued intellectual growth, which comes out of participating in sharing knowledge.

Materials selected for the Library reflect the experiences of a Lost and Forgotten poetry-like nature through a range of subjects, periods, cultures and languages, to enable Library members to understand and explore the breadth and depth of human experience and knowledge. Each item in the Collection does not have to justify its continued existence. As a Member of the Collection it is in existence. Ideas contained within an item in the Collection may be considered, at other Present Moments and by others, to be outdated and no longer useful. As containers of ideas, items exist in the Collection because the Library considers all ideas as potential.

The Library does not deign to mark, allocate, decide, or reside as arbiter upon, what may be considered in or out of date, useful or useless in the Present Moment nor what may be considered in or out of date, useful or useless by the Future. The Library does deign to mark, allocate, decide, and reside as arbiter upon, what may constitute Lost and Forgotten in deeming an item suitable for addition to the Library Collection. The Library does deign to mark, allocate, decide, and reside as arbiter upon, what may constitute a poetry-like nature in deeming an item suitable for addition to the Library Collection.

In assessing this arbitration process, when new material(s) may be about to be added to the Collection the Library takes in to consideration whether one or more of the following is represented in said material(s):

i. The work will be unique in the Collection

ii. There is a lack of reputation of the work in its field

iii. The work remains unknown to many

iv. The creator of the work remains unknown to many

v. The creator of the work is dead

vi. The creator of the work is nearly dead

vii. The creator of the work is forgotten

viii. The creator has forgotten the work

ix. The creator of the work claims to be a poet

x. The creator of the work is known and has a reputation as a poet

xi. The creator of the work is considered a poetical under dog, lost, forgotten, or denounced poet or simply great, bad, mad and downright dangerous poet

xii. The work is not included as a title in published indices

xiii. The work has no ISBN, ISSN or other distinguishing formal mark or classification identity

xiv. The work is of a uniquely produced nature

xv. The work has been limited in terms of publication and distribution

xvi. The work is of a physically light weight nature and or in paperback looseleaf format (this category applies only when considering items if the Library is located far from the site of storage of its overall repository)

xvii. The work may be considered by the general washed masses to consist of an eccentric or eclectic nature

xviii. The work is produced using non-traditional methods of printing and or distribution or the work exists in a non-traditional or alternative format

xix. The work is in a language other than the English Language

xx. The work amuses the Designated Library Authority at that Present Moment

xxi. The work is deemed likely to become Lost and Forgotten in the Future.

The Library acquires and maintains an intellectually imbalanced Collection to support the personal enrichment, education and research goals of an individual who may seek to join the Library.

Resources shall be excluded from the Library because of the unlike Lost & Forgotten or poetry-like origin, background or view of those contributing to their creation.

Efforts are made to identify and apprehend misplaced Library material(s) and misplacers of material. The replacement of such objects or holdings within the Library or directly placing misplacers in the Library by adding and cataloguing them to the Library will also be considered upon subsequent consideration as and when necessary.