|Conference Report: 6th North American User Group Meeting, 14-15 October 2010|
|Lundi, 22 Novembre 2010|
The 6th North American User Group Meeting was held in Pensacola, Florida, from 14-15 October 2010 and was hosted by the National Museum of Naval Aviation. The white sand beaches of Pensacola that greeted attendees looked surprisingly untouched by the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, despite media reports to the contrary.
The mission of the National Naval Aviation Museum, an official Department of the Navy museum, is to select, collect, preserve and display historic artifacts relating to the history of Naval Aviation. At the core of the Museum’s collections are more than 700 aircraft — most of which are on display at other museums, with approximately 150 located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.
This year's meeting was very well attended with 74 attendees from a variety of museums. Presentations covered Narratives, digital assets, new EMu features and how not to build a collections website. The meeting also saw the North American debut of the "showcase" presentation format, where presenters were asked to describe how they approached a problem and solved it with EMu. With some tweaks, this format will be even more successful, so expect to see more of these presentations in the future. Special thanks to all of our presenters.
Tours of the museum were very well received, with attendees having the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a Navy F/A-18 Hornet, as well as play in a PB2-Coronado that is currently undergoing restoration. The museum staff conducting the tours were very knowledgeable and entertaining, and they have our gracious thanks.
Finally, we'd especially like to thank Hill Goodspeed, Gary Petersen and the rest of the staff at the National Naval Aviation Museum. As always, a huge thanks to Sylvia Nikolova from KE for her tireless work in planning the meeting and dealing with all of the little mishaps that, thanks to her efforts, no one notices!
Presentations and photos from this year's conference will be posted on the EMu website soon. We look forward to seeing you all again at: