At RootsTech I heard the terms “curator and archivist” bandied about a bit. A curator is responsible for the 'care and acquisitions of objects' and the term has recently moved to include not just objects but digital records. An archivist is primarily concerned with preservation for future generations the information that is in a collection or library.With all the
I not sure coining a new name such as genhistcurarcher will really catch on or work. I think we need to work on our branding…which always make me think of this…
and seems awfully painful. All branding is in business terms is when you see an image and you immediately you immediately think of the company and their product. So I think here are two possibilities:
or this one:
hmmmm…I will work on it. So what if the public doesn’t get all that is involved in our field. The main thing that we should be communicating is that there is something for everyone and getting started in documenting our families lives, saving our family histories, preserving our heritage shouldn’t wait for ‘one name’ because one word does describe it all…Love!
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