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Vital records unanimous decision: Timeline style  
 
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Charts pros and cons  
 
Charts pros and cons  
  
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*Harder for someone to add to if inexperienced
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*Dependa upons type of info.
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*Explanations can't be made
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*Contrived if a bunch of websites Bullets set them apart, but in a table, it doesn't set them apart
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*support resources work for all the years (repetitive)
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*Some better conveyed in paragrapsh than in tables
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*Bullets can be explained, charts don't allow for explanation
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Bullets pros and cons  
 
Bullets pros and cons  

Revision as of 16:02, 23 May 2012

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Agenda

Meeting Participants:

News and Events

  • 1940 Census Help UGA's project with FamilySearch Indexing.
  • Creation of Utah Wiki Project Forum (date to be announced- but soon Forums were changed yesterday -- there is a thread for Wiki Projects. There is a new subforum. Put up a page in the wiki and thread in forums.

Review of last meeting


Progress reports

  • Adjustments to newspaper task instruction: Changed the Alt+Tab instructions to allow more flexibility.
  • Tip icon template review: Which do we like? Steve's rendering or the one on the LOC page?
  • Newspapers pages completed for all counties. (Thanks Lois, for finishing them.) Emery County, Utah
  • Obituaries task description started. Needs adapting from the newspaper description.

Idea share

Vital records (BMD, Div)

Some feedback has come this week about charts, especially the top chart in the counties. Beaver County, Utah Any ideas on what to do to NOT hide the Table of Contents?

Discussion:


Vital records unanimous decision: Timeline style

Format: Feedback was not in favor of long charts. Options = bullets. Other options? Bolding, indenting

Charts pros and cons

  • Harder for someone to add to if inexperienced
  • Dependa upons type of info.
  • Explanations can't be made
  • Contrived if a bunch of websites Bullets set them apart, but in a table, it doesn't set them apart
  • support resources work for all the years (repetitive)
  • Some better conveyed in paragrapsh than in tables
  • Bullets can be explained, charts don't allow for explanation


Bullets pros and cons


Chart discussion


Summary of minutes:


"Short Tasks"

Topics that may need less discussion: Leader/assistants do examples, get suggestions and approval: Liz and Jana have volunteered to be assistants.

Obituaries Task ready for contributors.

Future "quick" tasks:

  • Probate
  • Land and property
  • Court
  • Funeral home records


Future meetings

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

Next week:

  • Progress reports
  • To be determined by the group

To discuss soon:

Tasks for:

  • Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered
  • Cemetery records
  • Church records
  • Funeral home records
  • Land and property
  • Probate
  • Court
  • Provide context continued
  • Tip Bank continued.