Citations are essential to genealogists. Robert Raymond will be discussing this topic as it pertains to software developers.
Citation Principles for Tech Creators
This session for software developers will be held Friday, Feb 3 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MST.
Meeting the citation needs of genealogists goes beyond copying the templates from Elizabeth Shown Mills’s Evidence Explained. This session explains citation principles that technology creators can exploit to more fully meet their customers’ needs. For more information, see Robert’s syllabus.
More about Robert
Robert Raymond is a deputy to FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer, David Rencher, helping increase genealogical soundness of FamilySearch products and improving relationships with the genealogical community. Additionally, Robert helps set the record acquisition and publication strategy.
Robert is a popular speaker and writer. His blog (authored pseudonymically) has won many awards and recognitions and is consistently ranked among the top ten genealogical blogs. He is the author of an acclaimed family history website where he has published hundreds of digitized genealogical records and personal histories, written numerous articles, and created several maps. Before FamilySearch, Robert worked at Ancestry.com and before that was vice president of an award winning technology company.
Robert is a genealogy technologist with more than 40 years experience in genealogy and 30 years in technology. Robert holds over a dozen technology patents and earned a masters degree in electrical (computer) engineering from Brigham Young University where he was honored as a Kimball Scholar. He is a volunteer at a FamilySearch Family History Center where he can be found in the trenches every Wednesday night.