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Apr 06 2012

We came, we saw, we enjoyed SNCA 2012

I promise this will be our last SNCA post.  It’s been all SNCA, all the time around here.  Tune in next Friday when we get back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I had a lovely time at SNCA.  It was my first time visiting University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  What a gorgeous campus!  I really enjoyed my time walking around campus and eating at local eateries such as the Boba House and the Iron Hen.

The sessions I attended were very good.  I heard a great opening talk by Kate Theimer on the future of archives.  Thursday afternoon saw fantastic presentations on crowdsourcing and copyright.  I particularly enjoyed hearing about the amazing lengths that staff at Duke’s Hartman Center went to establish the copyright owner.

Thursday night I attended the dessert reception and the awards ceremony at the Greensboro Historical Museum.  I’m thrilled to report that my supervisor, Linda Sellars, won the prestigious Thorton W. Mitchell Service Award.  Truly, no one is more deserving.

Friday morning I was able to catch Ralph Ganis’ talk on Jesse James before setting up for my presentation.  I survived.  My colleagues did a fantastic job presenting their work.  A special shout out to Genya and Kristen for putting together such an excellent session and allowing me to join in the fun.  We had a good time and celebrated with lunch afterward.

Presenting on our work is always a mix of nervousness and excitement.  I like sharing about our project and the work that we are doing, but doing so with PowerPoint slides, in front of lots of strangers makes me a bit weak-kneed.  So it was with a mix of sadness and gratitude that I presented my last professional talk on our Changing the Landscape project.

I’m attaching my slides for you to peruse, if you’re interested.  If you’re in the North Carolina-area, I would strongly recommend that you attend a SNCA meeting.  You won’t be disappointed.

To follow the conversation around SNCA, you can check out #SNCA12 on Twitter.