On Apr 25, 2012, at 3:36 PM, Owens, Trevor wrote:
> I and some other folks working in digital preservation are trying to get a Stack Exchange site focused on digital preservation launched. Here is the blurb defining the proposed site:
> "Proposed Q&A site for librarians, archivists, curators, data managers, information specialists, computer scientists and engineers and other professionals working to ensure long term access to digital objects."
> It you would like to help get it launched just click the link and hit the commit button. At this point the biggest hurdle is getting people who have already have at least 200 rep on other stack exchange sites to commit. So, if you have participated in any of the stack exchange sites it would be particularly awesome if you could commit. Also, if you know other folks that you think would be interested please consider sending the link along to them too.
And because you need 200 rep on one of the other sites, you can commit to the proposal, and then find other stack exchange sites that you'd be interested in to try to get the 200 reputation necessary:
(although, as a former moderator of the cooking site, I know that if they see people working together to bump up each other's reputation abnormally, they'll at the very least erase it all)
and hopefully this won't turn into the 'Libraries' proposal that languished as they had 500+ committed, but only 80 w/ the necessary rep and then was renamed to 'Libraries and Information Science' :