Can you tell me how many people are on the list? I'm curious for the
results of the gender survey. I'm hoping that we got a decent sample size.
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As the Code4Lib LISTSERV manager, I am able to make a number of antidotal
> mailing list observations from the past few weeks:
> * The volume of mailing list traffic always surges just before the
> annual meeting, but the conversation this time around was much broader than
> in previous years. This time around it was much more about community, codes
> of behavior, and discussions of values. Not all points of view were
> expressed, but what was expressed seemed to naturally be the consensus of
> the group. What is especially interesting to me is that there is very
> little formal governance in our community, and yet things move along just
> fine. This seems anomalous compared to other groups in which I belong,
> especially in Library Land.
> * The number of subscribers has increased. Sure, there were a few people
> who unsubscribed, but for every one unsubscriber I believe there were three
> or four subscribers. Most of them were female.
> * Many lurkers came out of the woodwork over the past few week. Very
> nice. Very interesting. Very encouraging.
> * Finally, I might make a judgement here, but in my experience, mailing
> lists that surround communities as opposed to technologies seem to thrive
> and have a longer lasting, more evolving life. Compare Code4Lib with
> NGC4Lib, XML4Lib, and Perl4Lib.
> 'Just some rambling, antidotal observations.
> University of Notre Dame