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*Main topic: '''Libraries''' and the information '''''users''''' need  
 
*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?  
 
**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 [[Allen County Public Library|ACPL]], [[Family History Library|FHL]], [[Salt Lake City Public Library|SLC Public]])  
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**Do we need a [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Libraries Format|format]] for gathering information about a library? (See [[Allen County Public Library|ACPL]], [[Family History Library|FHL]], [[Salt Lake City Public Library|SLC Public]])  
 
**How extensively can they describe their own collections in the Wiki?  
 
**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?  
 
**Will users benefit if we link from topics in the county to catalogs, such as the FHL? Others?  

Revision as of 04:10, 29 February 2012

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Welcome! Make a difference! Add your voice to the Utah Wiki Project.

Join with other Utah project participants to see progress, to share ideas, and to get news and training. Please add items to the agenda before or bring them up during the conversation.
The Wiki currently has 86,851 articles in English

Agenda

Introductions



Anyone new to this meeting?

Kudos go to...





News and Events

Review of last meeting

  • Progress reports:
    • Moving the table to the counties: Completed 15 to 20 counties, depending upon how much later she worked last night. (Kudos, Liz!) 
    • FamilySearch Library Catalog links completed this week: Kane through Morgan Counties. (Thanks, Lois and Kyle)
    • 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 help in:
    • Providing 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, SLC Public)
    • 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