On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 4:56 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> So I've received 2 out of 4 "conference reviews" from scholarship
Actually, there are only 3. One awardee could not attend.
> Will be sent in two subsequent messages to list, to not go over maximum
> message size.
> I am personally NOT very happy with them, not sure if I'm interested in
> publishing them or not. They unfortunately the kind of "what I did on my
> Code4Lib Summer Vacation" articles that I was trying to discourage, I'm not
> sure whether they are actually useful for our journal audience?
> Somehow last year I succeeded in encouraging the scholarship recipients to
> avoid this kind of thing and write something actually interesting for a
> general audience. This year, not so much. In part, this may be that i had
> less time to spend on it, and wasn't as careful with my communications with
> the invitees. I think that initially telling the recipients that their
> required report for the scholarship committee and their article in C4LJ are
> the same thing didn't help either.
Sorry--that's what we've done in past years. Though we were a bit more
upfront about it in communication this year. Feel free to solicit something
> But I'm not sure what to do at this point. I would really appreciate
> someone else taking a look at these reviews, and giving some feedback on
> whether the journal should publish them at all -- or maybe skip the "reviews
> from scholarship awardees" this year? Or something else?
> Of the other 2 outstanding, one is promissed by the author for today, the
> other I haven't heard from the author, so assume it's not coming.