Date: 6/3/19 8:38 am From: Phil Davis <pdavis...> Subject: [MDBirding] MOS: Successful Newsletter Project
I have some excellent news! We got great responses from our solicitation for volunteers for the MOS Local Chapter Newsletter Archives project. A number of people volunteered:
Volunteers Six people offered to volunteer to help with the effort at various level of interest and expertise:
- Sally Shoemaker/Tri-County - Mary DeLia/Baltimore - Mia Lamm/Baltimore - Bonnie Pavlak/Anne Arundel - Joy Green/Patuxent - Jason Schultz/Frederick
Technical Advice Several other people (Bill Hubick and Jared Fisher) offered technical advice and Jared even offered to serve as a technical advisor.
Chair Some more great news is that Janet Millenson (Montgomery) volunteered to lead this effort. Janet has been away from the MOS scene for several years due to some personal factors; however, she is ready, willing, and able to come back in to the MOS orbit. Her experience is perfect for this task. She is a avid ornithological history buff, she has served as the editor of the Montgomery Chapter newsletter and other birding publications. In the past, she served as the MOS Publications Committee Chair, and very relevantly, she headed the effort to load all of the Maryland Birdlife back issues (through 2000) onto a CD ROM as PDF files. Those Maryland Birdlife archives were later migrated by John Christy onto SORA, the Searchable Ornithological Research Archives web site hosted by the University of New Mexico. I use the SORA site all the time for both Maryland Birdlife access as well as access to many of the other ornithological journals that are hosted there. FYI ... https://sora.unm.edu/
Status Recap 1. MOS President, Robin Todd, has appointed Janet as the Chair of this ad hoc committee.
2. Janet will be away for part of June so she will miss the next MOS Board meeting, but this summer, as she scopes out this project and figures out what is necessary to move it forward, she will be in touch with those who volunteered the help with the task (Sally, Mary, Mia, Bonnie, Joy, Jason; and technical advisor, Jared).
Thanks Thanks, very much, to everyone who volunteered to either help either directly or with technical advice. It is great to know that the Maryland birding community has the interest and that the MOS has members who are willing to support relevant ornithological tasks such as this.
=================================================== Phil Davis, Secretary MD/DC Records Committee 2549 Vale Court Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA 301-261-0184 <pdavis...> ===================================================
-- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Maryland & DC Birding" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to mdbirding+<unsubscribe...> To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mdbirding/<E1hXp2X-00076i-Er...>