Who is The Deletist?

After years toiling in dungeons (aka sublevel storage units) analyzing decades of backlogged records, The Deletist hatched her escape plan.  One particularly long, grim day in a dusty dungeon with thousands of old boxes, The Deletist stopped and asked herself a simple question: What’s wrong with this picture? 

I’m in it! was the immediate response.  The real problem was not in the production of information, but rather in its management.  People were simply saving too much.  The worst part was being the one to go through all the backlog.*

Though the name might suggest that The Deletist is on a quest to DESTROY EVERYTHING, there is in fact a different message behind it.  The Deletist is about bringing back white space by preserving quality over quantity.

Be elite and delete.  Save strategically!


*In case you were wondering, The Deletist was able to plow through the boxes armed with her trusty tools: experience, education (MLIS/MAS) and a robust records retention policy.

7 comments for “Who is The Deletist?

  1. 3 June 2013 at 11:24

    Hello , you are good writer, i love thedeletist.com

    • Lisa
      8 June 2013 at 23:01

      Thank you!

  2. 9 June 2013 at 21:34

    HI Lisa,
    Trevor here. We met at ARMA Can Sasks. I posted your blog on our facebook page. Make sure to send us something when you have your next post. We’ll promote your content. Get the discussion around the e-watering cooler going!

    All the best in your venture!
    Trevor Banks
    ARMA NCR President Elect.

  3. David McDermott
    18 June 2013 at 17:29

    Vary catchy name and with your energy you will go far!

    • The Deletist
      18 June 2013 at 17:36

      Thank you!

  4. 24 June 2013 at 06:10

    I love thedeletist.com
    darmowe pozycjonowanie

  5. victoria
    30 January 2014 at 14:28

    Love it! First time on. I signed up. I SOOOOOO need to develop deleting skills. I have a super highway developed for acquisition and saving. The rutted washed out road is there for deletion. Sitting in the midst of chaos here in my office, ready to dive in and see WHAT
    CAN I DO????? Please send me the penguin pic of the mom feeding the juvenile! Sending love and planning a trip to Galapagos
    Michu Picchu and Amazon (Peruvian). Victoria

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