The Quarry Project September 27-29, 2013

Discussion in 'Masonic Blogs' started by My Freemasonry, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. The Masonic Society and the Masonic Library and Museum Association have come together to sponsor The Quarry Project, a conference and workshop on Masonic research and preservation, to be held at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia on September 27–29, 2013. The conference will draw from both the Masonic and academic communities to provide detailed instruction on Masonic research and the editing of the results. Additionally, a set of voluntary standards for future Masonic research, writing, and editing will be introduced. Professional librarians, museum curators, and experts on display and preservation will provide practical instruction and advice on maintaining and improving Masonic historical repositories. Multiple concurrent presentations will be offered on all three days. A few success stories that will enthuse and inspire you will be mixed in along the way.

    Topics will include:

    Masonic Research and Writing
    Research methods, primary and secondary sources, citations
    Writing styles for different publications
    Writing for different audiences
    Interviewing techniques for oral histories
    Recommended publishing standards
    Editing quotes, sources, and scripts
    Publishing ethics and etiquette

    Museums and Archives
    Building and using an artifact database
    Basic preservation and presentation
    Collections policies
    Archival preservation

    Masonic Libraries and Archives
    Cataloging systems – Masonic vs non-Masonic
    Online databases – OCLC, WorldCat
    Digitizing of proceedings and other materials
    Presentation and preservation of printed and written material

    Go here for the preliminary schedule and list of participants. The conference is open to anyone interested in Masonic research and preservation, but will be specifically targeted toward two groups: (i) members of Masonic lodges of research as wcll as authors, writers, and researchers, both published and aspiring, and (ii) Masonic librarians and museum curators.

  2. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

    If I can save the money I plan on attending this.

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