Should this list continue?

Jarvis, Hugh hjarvis at BUFFALO.EDU
Mon May 9 14:41:07 EDT 2016

Roy,  I share your feelings.

I really like having a place to post/share issues, but haven’t found it a productive source of knowledge.

If keeping a listserv is found desirable, we can host it here at Buffalo.


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From: Roy Tennant [mailto:roytennant at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2016 1:29 AM
Subject: Should this list continue?

Dear Subscribers,
The University of Notre Dame, through the very kind broker Eric Lease Morgan, has hosted Web4Lib for a number of years. I am very, very grateful for their support.

I have now been informed that all UND lists will be migrated to Google Groups or shutdown. Thus, I must decide to either migrate the list to Google Groups, find another hosting situation, or shut it down.

I am considering whether to shut it down. I want to make it clear that although the question has been called due to the need to make a hosting decision, I do not feel in any way that the University of Notre Dame is shutting us down -- they are not.

However, I think is a good time to consider whether the list is worth continuing. Although I feel like a list that is for discussing web issues in a library context is still potentially important, the list archive proves otherwise. What we find are a litany of announcements but very little actual discussion.

So we must decide, as a group, what to do. Does this list provide value? Do you want it to continue in Google Groups? To find out what you want, I've created a poll:

Please let me know what you all think. Thanks,
Roy Tennant
Owner, Web4Lib

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