Ok, so it sounds like we're looking to move to thelsw.org - trying out Discourse and Commons in a Box. we should make it worth the admin's time and effort of trying them out. I nominate Blake as the main back-end orchestrator for these two instances (his subdomain recommendation sounds good, too). --- Forked from http://friendfeed.com/lsw...
Is it just me, or are some vendors really ramping up their pre-conference pitches? One particular one has called me every day this week, keeps emailing to ask for an appointment, and now left a voicemail saying every existing customer who brings a non-customer librarian to the booth gets an iPad. This is beyond.
I'm trying to help an English prof find good text(s) for a graduate seminar on non-traditional publishing. She wants a textbook, but I was thinking there might be better stuff as articles, whitepapers, etc. that could be assembled into a course pack/links. Everything I like is written for librarians, so I'm hoping for stuff pitched to authors.
So it seems like Discourse and Commons in a Box may be our two best options for the next home for the LSW. Is that the impression others have gotten from our flurry of pro/con comments here about different venues?
I haven't posted here yet about the strike going on at York (contract faculty, TAs, research assts), but with the contract faculty settling yesterday the admin has decided to bring some of the programs back, but not all. Creating the chaotic situation of students who take course from multiple faculties having different and uncertain term schedules