My Friday morning session at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association started badly and ended well. The six of us who were to present had a bit of a misunderstanding about the format, not realizing that it was to be a “digital poster session.” Once we figured that out (and the hotel managed to get a router in the room), things went much better.
The six of us spread our laptops around the room and the 75 or so people in attendance went from table to table hearing what we had to say. Of course, at the start, about 50 of the 75 people were crowded around Dan’s table to hear more about Zotero. There was also a fair amount of interest in Omeka. My 1989 project, still in draft form, generated what might best be called “polite interest.” But it was nice to be able to show what a project looks like when it is built on the Omeka platform.