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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen April 2011

Posted by on August 11, 2011

The April 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 4, “The Essential Library” and chapter 7, “Copyright and Fair Use” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.

The assignment for this month was to make a list of all your genealogy publications and then identify the holes to create a wish list and purchasing plan.  Easy peasy since I already the two lists started.  But this gave me the incentive to finish them.  I added a couple of items to my wish list after reading the assignments submitted by the other members of my discussion group.  I started a page on this blog with my list of books in case you want to take a look-see.

The library component of this assignment dovetailed nicely with the Lesson 4 in the NGS HSC.

The copyright discussion was centered around a couple of examples that were provided within the discussion questions.  Those scenarios led to further discussion about copyright.  I’ve collected some information about copyright and genealogy and this is what I have in EverNote:

I also have Sharon DeBartolo Carmack’s Carmack’s Guide to Copyrights & Contracts: A Primer for Genealogists, Writers & Researchers (affiliate link) on my shelf.
Have I missed any good stuff?  I’m making a Research Toolkit page on this blog (up at the top by the About This Blog page).  We’ll start the collection with these items.

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