I would like to note that the documentation discussion here is prone to bikesheading, if there are going to be docs I say just start them rather then argue about X or Y. We have a wiki, lets use it (maybe get a few more people on board to create accounts). We have a significant amount of documentation there, rather then reinvent the wheel lets just go with the wiki. At this point lets focus on the content rather then "accessibility" or "display", because who cares about that if there is no content to begin with and as long as structure is maintained we can do that stuff later.

Google Docs are horrid as a long term documentation solution, stay far away (we committed to using GDocs to do IT documentation, and that was a mistake).


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From: Katherine Deibel<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 2/17/2015 11:10 PM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Communications  conference and otherwise

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 whos-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 dont 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 isnt 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.