Ready for the Super Bowl? Or are you going to watch Downton Abbey? Maybe in and out to see the commercials or if your favorite team in winning? Speaking of commercials and the Super Bowl, have you seen the Macintosh 1984 commercial? The only U.S. daytime televised broadcast was on January 22, 1984 during and as part of the telecast of the third quarter of guess what? The Super Bowl XVIII!
Speaking of the Super Bowl, how about the weather? After all sorts of dire predictions, it seems like it won’t be that cold compared to what it has been. I have to tell you that I have never encountered such cold weather in sunny and balmy Charleston, SC. Temperatures were way below freezing for weeks! Brrr … But the weather is returning to normal now just like for football.
Was excited to see that Marjorie (“Margie”) M. K. Hlava has been selected as the 2014 Miles Conrad Award Winner by the NFAIS Board of Directors. She will be presented with the prestigious Miles Conrad Award on February 24, 2014 at the NFAIS 56th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Margie is a well-respected (and well known) information industry pioneer and a long-time active NFAIS member. She has served on the NFAIS Board, as NFAIS President, and has chaired the NFAIS Standards Committee since 2001. Margie has also served leadership roles in other industry associations such as ASIS&T, NISO, ASIDIC, SLA, and the former Information Industry Association. Margie will present the Miles Conrad Award Lecture at 4:00pm on Tuesday, February 24th during the NFAIS Annual Conference. Margie was educated as a botanist and trained by NASA as an information engineer where she worked for five years. She was a beta tester on the NASA Recon, Dialog, and other early online host systems such as BRS and SDC. And was also the Information Director for the Department of Energy National Energy Information Center and its affiliate NEICA. She rose to the position of Information Director before taking her team private as Access Innovations, Inc. in 1978. Margie’s research interests center on speeding the human processes in knowledge management through productivity enhancements. She has developed the Data Harmony software suite specifically to increase accuracy and consistency while streamlining the clerical aspects in editorial and indexing tasks. The most recent innovation is applying those systems to medical records for medical claims compliance in a new division, Access Integrity. Margie’s work has been acknowledged through numerous awards throughout her career, including ASIS&T’s Watson Davis award, and recognition both as an SLA Fellow and as a Woman of Influence for Technology. She is the author of two books and over 200 articles. She holds two U.S. patents encompassing 21 patent claims. She has no intention of resting on her laurels, but plans to continue her adventures in Information Science and explore the boundaries of new technology and methodologies.
PLUS!! ATG is proud to have Margie’s book review in the upcoming February print issue of ATG. The review is of Don Hawkins’ wonderfully awesome book, Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage. Margie says she did a chapter by chapter review since it is somewhat of an anthology.