Mark and Karen, yes, the DIY and take-initiative ethos of Code4Lib leads
to a lot of channels. I think this is a good thing as each has its
strengths. But it creates chaos without more clarity on what platforms
are best for certain types of communication?
We have similar issues when it comes to our own internal documentation
attempts at Princeton. Wiki? Git? Git Wiki? IRC? Blogosphere? Reddit?
Listserv? Twitter? Why should I use any of them?!?
I will say that I like Reddit for potentially controversial or
philosophical discussions. It's built to keep the conversation on track
and reward the most insightful/best comments with more visibility.
So, anyway, I've posted this discussion on the subreddit:
I also added a post on mentorship to the subreddit, since I'm
particularly interested in that. Karen, while I think your comments on
"promotion" and "giving credit" are important, I'm not sure how they are
related to mentorship. Would love to hear more about that in the subreddit.
On 11/30/12 12:30 PM, Mark A. Matienzo wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Wow. We could not have gotten a better follow-up to our long thread about
>> coders and non-coders.
>> I don't git. I've used it to read code, but never contributed. I even
>> downloaded a gui with a cute icon that is supposed to make it easy, and it
>> still is going to take some learning.
>> So I'm afraid that it either needs to be on a different platform for
>> editing, OR someone (you know, the famed "someone") is going to have to do
>> updates for us non-gitters.
> Karen, I've added instructions about how to add contributions without
> knowing Git to the README file:
> If you'd like, I'm happy to have feedback as to changes here. A small
> handful of people have also asked if we could move this to another
> platform such as the Code4lib wiki. I'd be happy to get feedback if
> that would be a preferable option.
Shaun D. Ellis
Digital Library Interface Developer
Firestone Library, Princeton University
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