Virtual Meeting Notes - August 16, 2013
Here is a brief synopsis of our Google Hangout meeting that took place this afternoon at 2:00 EST
We went through what is currently on the Google Docs page,
http://tinyurl.com/SWselectorstoolkit section by section, talked about what needed to be worked on and what sections were near completion.
We mentioned that some sections were duplicating current resources and that we might not want to create a repetition of something already created. People felt this how and where the guide was finally published would clarify whether we needed to duplicate efforts or use link to other resources.
We talked about how to go about publishing this. I mentioned that I contacted the publishers of the Sudden Selector's Guides to see if there would be interest in a social work resources guide. Other members of the EBSS Social Work/Social Welfare committee were not interested in pursuing this. They mentioned that printed guides like this become dated quickly and that this would be a lot of work. We will not pursue this as a committee.
Other publishing options mentioned were the EBSS wiki and Wordpress. Communication Studies used the EBSS wiki platform for a similar guide. Laura Kottutsky explored using WordPress to publish the guide. This group talked with Sara Memmott, who is our liaison to the EBSS Publications and Communications Committee about the process we would need to go through to publish this guide. Sara will check into this and let us know within the next 2 weeks. There was concern that a guide would not be findable if we used the EBSS wiki. Sara and members will experiment with current EBSS wikis and see if this is a legitimate concern.
We currently don't have anyone taking the lead for the open access section so we will work on updating this area together. If someone wants to volunteer to spearhead this section please speak up! We talked about including an introduction to the section along with other resources on OA, like the DOAJ and others.
We agreed that each section should include a brief introduction and that each resource should include in it's description why it's included.
Our next steps will be to explore both the EBSS wiki and WordPress, get word from the Publications Communications Committee on process and platform and then start working to get this resource published.
We will be in touch via email or ALA Connect.