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*How shall we ask people for help in:  
 
*How shall we ask people for help in:  
 
**Providing landscapes (free of copyright) from the counties to be posted above the tables.  
 
**Providing landscapes (free of copyright) from the counties to be posted above the tables.  
**Correcting dates in the table for each county.
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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]])  
 
**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 [[Iron County, Utah#Probate Records|link from topics in the county]] to catalogs other than the FHL?  
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**Will users benefit if we [[Iron County, Utah#Probate_Records|link from topics in the county]] to catalogs other than the FHL?  
 
**If so, how many catalogs will help users. Or might more confuse rather than help?  
 
**If so, how many catalogs will help users. Or might more confuse rather than help?  
 
**What about libraries in that county? How specific, in-depth with their collections?  
 
**What about libraries in that county? How specific, in-depth with their collections?  

Revision as of 04:25, 29 February 2012

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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:


  • 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 other than the FHL?
    • If so, how many catalogs will help users. Or might more confuse rather than help?
    • What about libraries in that county? How specific, in-depth with their collections?


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