Saturday, 11 September 2010

BIFHSGO - Day 1

I arrived at Library and Archives Canada at around 6pm to find the marketplace buzzing, with some people already having benefited from a pre-conference seminar and/or tour of the facility at 395 Wellington.


Glenn Wright seemed pleased to have his new book Canadians at War 1914-1919 in hand. Publisher Rick Roberts looks almost as pleased as he holds the soft cover version. Glenn has the hardcover edition which is usually of most interest to libraries.  


The evening presentation was preceeded by a reception giving people an opportunity to meet and greet with speakers and other attendees.

The auditorium had a good crowd well before the meeting was called to order. As BIFHSGO President Glenn Wright opened the meeting, introduced J-S Piche to bring greeting from LAC. He mentioned that 7 million new records should appear on the LAC website before Christmas. 

Glenn then introduced Mark McGowan, the Don Whiteside Memorial Lecturer, who spoke on In Search of the Famine's Forgotten Social History and the Making of the Film ""Death or Canada".  Judging by the applause the talk was widely appreciated.

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