Cataloguing in Gippsland

Musings of a Cataloguer at Large in Gippsland. Just personal thoughts - absolutely no bearing on the thoughts of any organisation with which I am working.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

The Final Word

So the final word (or words) on what has been one heck of a good conference.

Highlight for today (amongst many) was the performance of For the Love of Becker by Two Friends Productions. This is described by them as suitable for Years 2 to 6 - must have been a lot of repressed kids there today.

It is not difficult to appreciate the amount of work that was put into the conference by MA(Vic) staff and the local organising committee. Thank you. I had been hoping there would be an evaluation form in my conference bag, but there wasn't. Because I think this was too good a conference not to happen again, and harvesting feedback from attendees could have been useful. I've commented on much that was good as I've posted, so I won't go through them again, except to say that the catering was excellent, and venue perfect.

I would perhaps have liked to see any committee members of MAV who were present a little better identified - maybe different coloured name tags, and have them out there chatting to the members, and listening to what THEY would like to see happening in their MAV. Similarly, it would have been good to have some sort of presence for maNexus - especially the Victorian group, even if it was only a leaflet and a mention in the Social media section. (Social media in Community Museums would have been a good session too). A few all-in, longer panel discussions would have been good as well - but where do you fit them in.

And lastly - next time somewhere nominated to meet up informally the night before would be good, for those of us who travelled distances and overnighted in town. I came a long way with three spare seats - anyone want to book in early for one of them at the next one?


Blogger Infolass said...

Thanks Linda for all the blog posts and I also read some great tweets from the conference. I would have loved to have attended but was at the Genealogy Congress in Adelaide. These events also conflicted with the National Archives of Australia Shake your family tree event - so much happening! But do'nt these "get togethers" inspire us all to do even more!

April 3, 2012 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Yes - saw your pic on Geniaus blog, so knew you were there. Hopefully there won't be a conflict like that next time. You did miss a good time, but sure you had one where you were.

April 4, 2012 at 2:06 AM  

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