I agree with Joshua Welker. Being able to choose between either a listserv
or a Q&A site have benefits for end users.
On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Owen Stephens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks for that Mark. That's running on 'question2answer' which looks to
> have a reasonable amount of development going on around it
> https://github.com/q2a/question2answer/graphs/contributors (given Becky's
> comments about OSQA which still hold true)
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> > On 4 Nov 2014, at 16:05, Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]>
> > On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Owen Stephens <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Another option would be a 'code4lib Q&A' site. Becky Yoose set up one
> >> Coding/Cataloguing and so can comment on how much effort its been. In
> >> of asking/answering questions the use is clearly low but I think the
> >> content that is there is (generally) good quality and useful.
> >> I guess the hard part of any project like this is going to be building
> >> community around it. The first things that occur to me is how you
> >> people to ask the question on this new site, rather than via existing
> >> methods and how do you build enough community activity around
> >> such as noting duplicate questions and merging/closing. The latter
> might be
> >> a nice problem to have, but the former is where both the Library / LIS
> >> and the Digital Preservation SE fell down, and libcatcode suffers the
> >> problem - just not enough activity to be a go-to destination.
> > I would add that the Digital Preservation SE has been reinstantiated as
> > Digital Preservation Q&A <http://qanda.digipres.org/>, which is
> > and supported by the Open Planets Foundation and the National Digital
> > Stewardship Alliance.
> > Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]>
> > Director of Technology, Digital Public Library of America