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Thanks to everyone who came out to the conference. We had a great time in Sydney and are hearing that you did too. I am drafting a blog post about the conference so will wait to share more thoughts there. So stay tuned...
I mentioned this last month, but here's a final reminder about advisory service membership renewals in case you still haven't sent it in. For some reason people always mix up this process, so here's your gentle reminder about what needs to be mailed to our office:
1. Complete and send in your contract. Make sure that it is signed by two different people: the President of the Board of Directors and the primary Advisory Service contact person. We won't accept the contract unless two different people sign it.
2. A cheque for $350. $50 covers your regular ANSM membership and $300 covers the Advisory Service. In the renewal notice you will see that we itemized these amounts and so all you need to do is add up the total and write the cheque for $350.
Collections Database Info
I finally got back to database work this month but didn't get through as much as I'd hoped. Between the conference and site visits (and homework), the month just flew by. But a lot of improvements were made and as a result NovaMuse is looking better than ever. And new records are still being added every day. This month another 209 artifacts and 399 images were added to the databases. That means we collectively have 216,326 artifacts and 88,340 images. Wow. Talk about strength in numbers.
Southwest - 118,751 artifacts, 38,696 images
Central - 40,860 artifacts, 19,898 images
Northwest - 30,163 artifacts, 20,003 images
Cape Breton - 26,552 artifacts, 9,743 images
Congrats to everyone this month on a job well done! We had a very productive summer and are gradually getting through those data entry backlogs and improving old files. Kudos! I'm very proud of you.
So here's to a bustling but enjoyable fall. If nothing else, we can be thankful that these are no longer in fashion.