I like the Google Drive Form idea. MIght be able to do that or some
On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 3:39 PM, Matt Cordial <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We've been using a G+ community for event announcements and discussions.
> It's been fine. We're pretty small so we don't need a lot in terms of
> For voting, we've used both a Google Drive Form and simply a discussion
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 6:38 AM, Jon Gorman <[log in to unmask]>
> > Hi all,
> > I've been musing on software tools that might be useful for book clubs.
> > I'm not necessarily looking for a turnkey solution explicitly geared
> > towards book clubs, but more a thought experiment of what tools might be
> > useful for an ongoing "in the real world" book club.
> > Some needs that software tools might help keep track of:
> > * A way to vote for what books to read next
> > * Schedule of times
> > * An estimator calculator (reading level of book + length of book,
> > estimated sessions).
> > * way to add notes or linked materials
> > * online discussions to supplement in person meetings
> > * glossary/dictionary functionality perhaps?
> > In my own thoughts some of the online services like GoodReads, Shelfari
> > LibraryThing seems to at least offer some tools and information. A system
> > that I haven't had a chance to explore enough, Loomis, might help with
> > decision making parts.
> > Part of the impetus for this is I've recently joined a technical book
> > At the moment we're using a wiki, which is working fine, but in
> > the voting is clunky. I could picture something where members can
> > to something like librarything in a list and the book with the most votes
> > (w/ ties being broken randomly) is the next book in the queue.
> > So anyone out there already doing something similar? Thoughts? Ideas?
> > Jon Gorman
> > University of Illinois