Just one thing to consider in regards to Google Docs: accessibility. 
Google Docs are a bit notorious for being accessible (to screen readers) 
one week and not the next. To be fair, ChromeVox usually works with 
them, but very few people use ChromeVox at all.

A practical approach would be to go with Google Docs but include a "If 
you have trouble editing the Google Doc file, please contact X."

Kate Deibel, PhD | Web Applications Specialist
Information Technology Services
University of Washington Libraries


"When Thor shows up, it's always deus ex machina."

On 2015-02-17 11:14 AM, Becky Yoose wrote:
> Cary,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Becky
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 1:05 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 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
>> — The usual assortment of pages on
>> — 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 for
>> scholarships and the Journal. I think that the time has come for a Code4lib
>> 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]> wrote:
>>> 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 note
>> to the future to remember to do it during the conference, and I've edited
>> the page at 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]] On Behalf Of
>> Sarah Weissman
>>> Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 2:18 PM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> 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. And
>> I wasn't checking Twitter in a timely manner for updates on a conference I
>> 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.