[Web4lib] Re: Announcement: Open Source In Libraries Website

Walt Crawford 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
populate it.

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
candidate location

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.
>  Exactly.
>  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.
>  Cheers,
>  Thomas Krichel                    http://openlib.org/home/krichel
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