I have no issue with Google Docs or Eventbrite. My point is that it is hard
for me to find stuff when it is in so many systems, and I am used to it. I
think that it is time to do something about it.
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Becky Yoose <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I can speak to the signup for the Newcomer Dinner signup - previous years
> had the signup on the wiki, but this year we decided to try something
> different for the signup that didn't require an additional account to sign
> up. This should have given Ryan a bit of a break with people requesting
> wiki accounts last minute to sign up for the dinner. The link to the Google
> Doc was posted in the wiki, under the Newcomer dinner entry. Communications
> to the list and users have linked to the wiki page (though I do count one
> communication to the group that I directly linked to the Google Doc).
> If folks did not like the Google Docs setup for the dinners this year,
> please let me know and I can always bring the signups back to the wiki for
> future dinners. Again, it was an experiment for this year :c)
> I cannot speak for the Eventbrite pages, but my understanding that
> Eventbrite came with DLF handling registration finances this year.
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 1:05 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]
> > This really speaks to the c4l who’s-in-charge-here / nobody is in charge
> > take the ball and run with it zeitgeist.
> > We have one person — Ryan Wick — who carries most of the load for the
> > website and the wiki. I don’t think that he, or anyone else, takes
> > responsibility for organizing the content. From here,it looks like
> > everything is a mix of tradition and fire prevention. Accordingly, this
> > year we had:
> > — The conference web pages on code4lib.org
> > — The usual assortment of pages on wiki.code4lib.org
> > — The newcomer dinner page on Google Docs
> > — Stuff on Eventbrite
> > Resulting in a mix of the usual symptoms:
> > — No single place to find stuff
> > — Conflicting information
> > — Not clear editorial policy
> > So, what do we do, and who is this “we," anyhow?
> > The conference organizers have control, in theory, but I think that they
> > are understandably loath to mess with the traditional mix. There is no
> > place for them to ask a question and get a single, cogent, authoritative
> > answer.
> > Code4lib itself isn’t really a thing, just an us, and we have been loath
> > to form standing committees, although we have done that after a fashion
> > scholarships and the Journal. I think that the time has come for a
> > communications task force —I love that name — to address the structure of
> > our public-facing resources. Any takers.
> > In lieu of blessings from an executive structure, the task force can do
> > something with pasta to confirm its authority.
> > Any takers?
> > Thanks,
> > Cary
> > > On Feb 13, 2015, at 12:53 PM, Heller, Margaret <[log in to unmask]
> > >
> > > I think Sarah is absolutely right that we should have updated the
> > conference information page with information about streaming, as I don't
> > think most people not attending the conference would think to look at the
> > wiki. Even if everyone forgot to do it during the conference that's a
> > to the future to remember to do it during the conference, and I've edited
> > the page at http://code4lib.org/conference/2015 to give the link to the
> > YouTube channel.
> > >
> > > And thanks so much video team!
> > >
> > > Margaret Heller
> > > Digital Services Librarian
> > > Loyola University Chicago
> > > 773-508-2686
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]
> > Sarah Weissman
> > > Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 2:18 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4LibCon video crew thanks
> > >
> > > On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 2:38 PM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >>
> > >> Planning these things is tough work with numerous moving parts. Could
> > >> it have been posted once we were underway? Perhaps. That said there
> > >> was 450 odd people who were there none of whom (the author included)
> > >> thought to send a message on availability of video to this listserv.
> > >> (I know for certain it was tweeted and re-tweeted)
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > > I see what you are saying. I realize that logistics are tricky. I would
> > have probably missed a mailing list message if it had come last minute.
> > I wasn't checking Twitter in a timely manner for updates on a conference
> > wasn't attending and therefore wasn't all that aware of the exact timing
> > of. (Perhaps this is a great time to bump that librarians list to a more
> > visible position in my Twitter feed...)
> > >
> > > And I should say that I'm glad that there is video to watch at all and
> > grateful to the volunteer videographers that made it happen.
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