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== Idea share  ==
 
== Idea share  ==
  
*Top of [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County|County experimental page]]: How can we improve it, to be more inviting, informative, and effective? What still needs to be done, before we can go forward with this on each county page?
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*Top of [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County|County experimental page]]: How can we improve it, to be more inviting, informative, and effective? What still needs to be done, before we can go forward with this on each county page? Comments from the meeting:
*Links to FHL and Allen County Public Library catalogs. See different looks, adapt. Discuss this before we implement everywhere.
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**Overall: everyone liked it. One was concerned that the table of contents was too large and the maps were lost, but we realized my page was enlarged to almost 200%
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**Colors: OK. One liked the gold for the highlighted sources.
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**Border:liked the heavy border around the table.
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**Wording: the third section was called "Records in the spotlight" During the meeting this was changed to "Remember these collections"
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**Information in each section: Top two OK. Third section: remove word "statewide" since they were all Utah collections. Suggested that both the State of Utah and the FamilySearch death certificates be linked. Also, perhaps a link to the Utah Vital Records#Death be made in that section. (Wilma will try to word this so it all still takes only 2 lines) Perhaps the word (more) linked to the appropriate place.
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**''Remember these collections'' needs to have room for unique and important county collections.
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**Needed for rollout: Dates for the top section will need to be adapted. A lot can be done generically such as links in the top section will probably change automatically with the PAGENAME template.
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*Links to FHL and Allen County Public Library catalogs. See different looks, adapt. Discuss this before we implement everywhere. Decisions from meeting:
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== Future meetings  ==
 
== Future meetings  ==

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Agenda

Introductions



Anyone new to this meeting?

Kudos go to...



  • Liz Snow. She went the extra mile in getting the ACPL information so we could link to each topic under each county.
  • Joy Bogar. She has been researching all the codes to make a great table, psychology of colors, and so much more.
  • Lois Fowles. She has been using spare time she did not have to put FHL links into several counties.

News and Events

Review of last meeting

  • Two meetings ago, someone suggested that the Catalog to Allen County Public Library should be linked to the county pages as well as the FHL links.
    • Last meeting, Liz Snow volunteered to check out their catalog, so it can be linked from each county and also from each topic within the county. Thanks, Liz!

Idea share

  • Top of County experimental page: How can we improve it, to be more inviting, informative, and effective? What still needs to be done, before we can go forward with this on each county page? Comments from the meeting:
    • Overall: everyone liked it. One was concerned that the table of contents was too large and the maps were lost, but we realized my page was enlarged to almost 200%
    • Colors: OK. One liked the gold for the highlighted sources.
    • Border:liked the heavy border around the table.
    • Wording: the third section was called "Records in the spotlight" During the meeting this was changed to "Remember these collections"
    • Information in each section: Top two OK. Third section: remove word "statewide" since they were all Utah collections. Suggested that both the State of Utah and the FamilySearch death certificates be linked. Also, perhaps a link to the Utah Vital Records#Death be made in that section. (Wilma will try to word this so it all still takes only 2 lines) Perhaps the word (more) linked to the appropriate place.
    • Remember these collections needs to have room for unique and important county collections.
    • Needed for rollout: Dates for the top section will need to be adapted. A lot can be done generically such as links in the top section will probably change automatically with the PAGENAME template.
  • Links to FHL and Allen County Public Library catalogs. See different looks, adapt. Discuss this before we implement everywhere. Decisions from meeting:

Future meetings

Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

Next week:

  • Finish discussion about top of county pages
  • Finalize the catalog links area so a task can be created
  • Colored labels for sections

To discuss soon:

  • Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered
  • Cemetery records
  • Church records