Talk:Community Meeting Agenda 16 June 2009

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Use of "Watch" Feature to Encourage Participation

Last Saturday I had the privilege of announcing to a state's historical societiy that their library was giong to be a Family History Library affiliate.  Later that afternoon, I gave an overview of Record Search and FS Wiki.  I had an officer of the organization (who knows nothing at all about wikis) sign up for the wiki "live" during the presentation.  He then created the beginnings of an article about that historical society.  While explaining the use of Disucssion, Edit, and Watch, and simultaneously respond to questions about how Affiliate status would impact their library, I realized that the historical society members could "Watch" the newly created wiki article to see the formal announcement so they would know when they could order microfilm!  The wiki generated a lot of interest.Hopefully there will be an increased number of contributors as a result.