[Web4lib] Re: Announcement: Open Source In Libraries Website
krichel at openlib.org
Thu Mar 27 23:38:43 EDT 2008
Ross Singer writes
> Instead, it looks like we'll have two communities and two mailing
> lists. Two communities, I note, that would have been completely
> ignorant of each other if not for this mailing list thread.
More generally, there does not appear to be a list of all
library lists around. Such a list could be convenient to
avoid duplication of lists.
And that brings me back to a point I made on oss4lib in 2001. Rather
than just working with OSS to build applications that work
around the limitations of non-free information, it would
be good to start working on building free structured information.
A list of all library email lists, together with a facility for
people to manage subscriptions in bulk, plus a navigation
facility that would allow a user looking at one list, to
see related lists, would be a tremendous service to the
profession. And that's just one example idea. For another
example, I am currently involved in endeavours to build a
dataset of all academic institutions and of authors working
there, with links to the papers that they have written. I
admit it's a very long-run project.
Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel
phone: +7 383 330 6813 skype: thomaskrichel
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