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== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
 
*The Wiki has still been having some problems -- mostly slow in bringing up pages.
 
*They are working on an upgrade to a new version of the software. No word on how soon it will be activated, but it should decrease the inconveniences.
 
  
 
*[http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 UGA Virtual Chapter], every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain)  
 
*[http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 UGA Virtual Chapter], every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain)  
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== Review of last meeting  ==
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Feb 15|Feb 15 minutes]]
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Feb 22|Feb 22 minutes]]
  
 
*Progress reports:  
 
*Progress reports:  
**Task for moving the table to the counties was completed. Liz Snow has tested and improved it, and is moving ahead. See [[Box Elder County, Utah|Box Elder County]]
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**Moving the table to the counties: Completed __ counties. Several completed by Liz Snow  
**FamilySearch Library Catalog links completed this week: Grand through Kane Counties. (Thanks, Lois)  
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**FamilySearch Library Catalog links completed this week: ___Grand through Kane Counties. (Thanks, Lois)  
***Link to a page with general library resources, list each one with a short paragraph. Each with a link to their catalog. Each has their own page, and link to the Catalog descr on their page
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**Tips icons: Joy is playing with "look and feel" for the tips so they draw attention, but look very inviting and professional. The artist we have will be working on the icons.
**Task in prep for linking to Allen County Public Library topics for each county. James Tanner and Wilma still need to confer on this.  
 
**Have not yet worked with the "Provide Context" ideas that have already been discussed. Hopefully next week
 
**Tips: Have contacted an artist who will create drawings we can use freely.
 
  
 
== Idea share  ==
 
== Idea share  ==
  
Allen County Public Library links discussion.
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*How shall we ask people for:
 
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**Landscapes (free of copyright) from the counties to be posted above the tables.
*Tip bank discussion: brainstorm what we want the artist to draw:  
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**Correcting dates in the table for each county.
**Ideas so far:
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*Main topic: '''Libraries''' and the information '''''users''''' need
***Finger with a string and word "Remember"
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**What do we NEED in the Wiki for each of the Utah Libraries, Archives, Museums, Societies that have collections useful for family history and Utah history?
***"Sticky note" look with word "Tip"
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***Do we need a format for gathering information about a library? (See ACPL, FHL, SLPublic)
***Coin with the word "Tip"
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**How extensively can they describe their own collections in the Wiki?
***&nbsp;Sign post or trail sign
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**Will users benefit if we link from topics in the county to catalogs, such as the FHL? Others?
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***If so, how many catalogs will help users. Or might they confuse instead?
**After the tip:
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***Pot of gold (no leprechaun)
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***Sack of gold
 
***No icon, simply the link to "More tips"
 
***Graphic colorful word for More tips&nbsp;
 
**Suggestions for:
 
***Gathering unedited tips (cache?)  
 
***Storing wordsmithed tips with their template (vault?)&nbsp; Contributor's page to draw from
 
***Finalized tips that users see (tip bank?)
 
*Comments about tasks and arrangement. Examples are [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Top Table|Top Table]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks FHL Topics|FHL Catalog Links]] How to make tasks satisfying and doable, especially for less difficult tasks.
 
**Discussion: Use the style we have created. The Progress Chart on Google may be updated as tasks are done, but don't bring another level of computer expertise into this.  
 
***Suggestions as we start training more people
 
 
 
 
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Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.  
 
Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.  
  
FYI: Patsy will delete the meeting and reschedule it so it can be recorded.
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Next week:  
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*Progress reports
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*Focus to be decided by those at the meeting
  
Next week: Discussion re: Libraries, [links to] catalogs, what we NEED in [each?] of the Utah Libraries/Archives/Museums/Societies that have collections useful for family history and Utah history.
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To discuss soon:  
  
*Progress reports
 
*Project to post FHL and ACPL catalog links to each appropriate topic in each county
 
 
*'''Provide context''' continued  
 
*'''Provide context''' continued  
 
*'''Tip Bank''' continued.
 
*'''Tip Bank''' continued.
 
To discuss soon:
 
 
*Libraries -- links to catalogs and holdings of local
 
 
*Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered  
 
*Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered  
 
*Cemetery records  
 
*Cemetery records  

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News and Events

Review of last meeting

  • Progress reports:
    • Moving the table to the counties: Completed __ counties. Several completed by Liz Snow
    • FamilySearch Library Catalog links completed this week: ___Grand through Kane Counties. (Thanks, Lois)
    • Tips icons: Joy is playing with "look and feel" for the tips so they draw attention, but look very inviting and professional. The artist we have will be working on the icons.

Idea share

  • How shall we ask people for:
    • Landscapes (free of copyright) from the counties to be posted above the tables.
    • Correcting dates in the table for each county.
  • Main topic: Libraries and the information users need
    • What do we NEED in the Wiki for each of the Utah Libraries, Archives, Museums, Societies that have collections useful for family history and Utah history?
      • Do we need a format for gathering information about a library? (See ACPL, FHL, SLPublic)
    • How extensively can they describe their own collections in the Wiki?
    • Will users benefit if we link from topics in the county to catalogs, such as the FHL? Others?
      • If so, how many catalogs will help users. Or might they confuse instead?


Future meetings

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

Next week:

  • Progress reports
  • Focus to be decided by those at the meeting

To discuss soon:

  • Provide context continued
  • Tip Bank continued.
  • Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered
  • Cemetery records
  • Church records