Thursday, 14 June 2012

Ian Wilson remarks to OGS

On June 1st former Librarian and Archivist of Canada Ian Wilson addressed 500 genealogists at the opening session Richard J Houston Memorial Lecture of the Ontario Genealogical Society Annual Conference in Kingston.
He spoke from notes, there was no prepared text. I'm informed a prepared version is in progress for publication in OGS Families later this year.
The presentation reviewed the productive relationship between archivists, librarians and genealogists using illustrations from Mr Wilson's long career, which started in Kingston.
Toward the end he signalled he was going to address more current developments. I reached for my iPhone and was able to capture the remainder of his remarks, about the last 12 minutes. The quality of the recording is not great but tolerable. And as time was running short, it appears somewhat abbreviated and lacks the full context of his talk.
The response was enthusiastic, a standing ovation. I had to edit out the applause due to clipping of the recording.
Mr  Wilson has kindly agreed to allow me to make this recording available for download through the blog.

http://www.mediafire.com/?jucr7q26b872xlm

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