On 21 February 2006, Ross Singer wrote:
> We have a Code4lib planet. We have Ariadne and we have D-Lib (and, as
> we learned last week, we have ITAL).
There are no code snippets in D-Lib. I don'e know Aridne well (I'll
remedy that) but at a glance I don't see code there. Library geek
code4lib types do blog cool hacks and problem fixes, but an article would
give them more room for context and instruction.
If the model is THE PERL JOURNAL and THE PERL REVIEW and similar
magazines, I think it could work really well. They often have articles by
good programmers who needed to do something (or felt like having fun), did
it, and wrote it up so that the reader learns something useful. There are
lots of articles written about social implications of wikis, and using
metadata, but I'd like to read one about how someone hacks MediaWiki to
build in a Dublin Core-based application profile. Is there a home for
that kind of article now?
The first recurring feature should be how to sort LC call numbers in
Jeff and Roy and Art and others: what kind of articles and columns do you
imagine might run in it? Can you suggest a dozen example titles?
William Denton : Toronto, Canada : www.miskatonic.org : www.frbr.org