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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE 20 - 25 August 2012
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney
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Hello and Welcome,
Next week's meetings are:
Tuesday 21 August - Seniors - G. Grant - 9:30am - 12:30pm
This month's meeting will start with the usual question and answer session during which members will have the opportunity to discuss items of interest. One of these may be chosen for an in depth review.
During the second half of the meeting Graham Grant will examine Mozilla Firefox's security and if time permits he will look at a couple of utilities.
Why not start the day with a Seniors meeting and stay for the Genealogy SIG?
Tuesday 21 August - Genealogy - T. Eakin - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
This month Terry Eakin will explore Trove (from the National Library of Australia) and some digitised newspapers.
Most of the work will be done on the day using the collective skills of Terry and some of the more knowledgeable members of the group. Particular attention will be given to using Trove for both browsing for information and searching for specific names and subjects.
As Trove has a facility which enables searchers to concentrate on particular newspapers in a city, regional area or state this aspect will be explored.
Terry has a National Library reader's card so the group will be able to access a great deal on the day and they even may correct some scanned articles.
A printer will be available to capture articles, obituaries, trials and inquests for members who wish to take home copies of items found.
You are invited to come along and learn how to master this exciting resource.
Friday 24 August - Digital Photography - 9:30am - 12:30pm
It is time for the group to submit their photographs to the 2012 ASCCA Photographic Competition.
Members are requested to bring their selected photos to the meeting on a memory stick so they can be assembled and submitted as a group entry.
All the photographs will be reviewed and, if time allows, some final enhancements may be made to some of them using GIMP.
This meeting will be the last opportunity for members to get their entries submitted to the competition. It does not matter whether you enter one or all seven categories; they all count towards the club prize! The photo categories and rules are on the ASCCA website.
There will also be a question and answer session and general discussion at this meeting.
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