[Web4lib] Re: Announcement: Open Source In Libraries Website
waltcrawford at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 10:46:15 EDT 2008
Breaking out of lurker mode...
There's a natural home for a list of library lists--well, two of them
(that's the way things work).
The obvious candidate is LISWiki
where someone just needs to start a page of library lists and others need to
The other candidate is Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki,
but I think it would make more sense to have a page there linking to
Then, once such a page exists, I'd link to either or both in the PALINET
Leadership Network (PLN), a third wiki that probably isn't an ideal
In any case, an existing multilibrary library-related wiki does seem like
the ideal location for such a list....
-walt crawford, director/managing editor, PLN-
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 8:38 PM, Thomas Krichel <krichel at openlib.org> wrote:
> 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
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