Disclaimer: This wiki is a supplemental venue for open discussion associated with the 2007 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting; it IS NOT provided, hosted or officially endorsed by SAA as an organization.
This is a (non-exhaustive) list of some of the people who've made this wiki so great. Please add people and contributions that are missing. Also see the Introduce Yourself page for more bios and information about contributors to this wiki.
Christine has been inundating the wiki with perls of wisdom on many topics.
Lori has put in a huge amount of great work on configuring, setting up and designing the wiki, and then continuing to contribute to it in numerous ways.
Greg has shared a lot of useful insider information about all things Chicago.
Paul Jones is the director of ibiblio, and he generously commited resources (hardware, software and human) that have made this wiki possible.
Sarah is the system administrator at ibiblio who set up our server space, login privileges and the MySQL database where all the contents of the wiki reside.
This wiki owes a huge amount of its success to the efforts of Jeanne. Just a few highlights:
- She promoted the idea of a wiki on her blog: Ideas for SAA2007: Web Awards, Wikis and Blogs - Spellbound Blog, April 4, 2007 (following up and expanding on Kate Theimer's ideas)
- Jeanne create the logo that you see in the top right corner. The Sears Tower in the logo is based on a remix of this photo by Scott Robinson found on Flickr. She's also contributed substantially to the structure and content of the site.
- She created business cards to promote the wiki and distributed them widely at the Annual Meeting.
- Jeanne was a wiki evangelist before, during and after the Annual Meeting, encouraging people to contribute materials.
- She provided technical support for many wiki newbies.
- Jeanne posted numerous blog entries about the Annual Meeting and many of its events.
Cal is one of the main iniators and organizers of the wiki effort. He pitched the idea to various groups, and asked ibiblio to host it. He then installed the software, did the basic set up and has contributed a lot of content and structure.
John has been carrying on his fine tradition of rounding up people to attend baseball games at SAA Annual Meetings. See the Wrigley Field Outings this year.
Mark has contributed a bunch of useful content, including information about hotels, transportation, facilities, tagging, blogs, and the great SAA Event Location Map that he put together, which you can find on the Maps of Chicago page.
Arian has contributed dining ideas and materials related to the Electronic Records Section, which he chairs.
Don has lent a helping hand when we needed it most (e.g. when the site temporarily went down).
Simon has provided very helpful design and technical advice.
Kate promoted the idea for a wiki on her blog: How about a wiki for the Chicago meeting? - ArchivesNext, April 3, 2007. She's contributed to many of the site design decisions and has drummed up a lot of support and volunteers.
Deb has shared experiences and words of encouragement for those interested in the Museum Archives Section Meeting.