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The committee will meet in Boston for the first time. An agenda is available on the GODORT wiki.
Because we will not have Internet connectivity in the meeting room, can you please take a look at each of the tools linked to from the agenda & jot down your thoughts on each one? One of the things we'll be discussing is whether or not the tool needs to be abandoned, usage policy needs updating, etc.
Feel free to post your comments in this space (if before the meeting, of course); I'm planning to capture screenshots of the sites so that we'll have a visual for our in-person discussion.
I've added my responses to your question under Online docs. One is in the form of a brief content analysis spreadsheet.
The other is a document that looks at the type of online tool and what it's best for (generally) and how we might want to consider using it for GODORT communication.
I'll start the comments with an obvious one that will take some work to move: the old "Communications from the Chair" page at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/godort/communications/index.cfm should probably go away.
If we trust ALA to maintain the wiki platform, the new page at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Communications_From_the_Chair should point to PDFs uploaded to the wiki (they are currently on the main ALA website). While the ALA site is clearly dated (old directories on top, etc) it's strange to find this wiki page with only communications ending in 2008.
I believe that pages which stating GODORT goals should be easy to find and current.
I saw something suggesting that the wiki software can allow administrators to protect items from accidental/unauthorized deletion but don't know who can set up the protection.
John A. StevensonAssociate Librarian, Student Multimedia Design CenterUniversity of Delaware Library302 firstname.lastname@example.org
The "old" GODORT page at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/godort/index.cfm should be stripped of links except those pointing the wiki and include a prominent note indicating that all current content is available from the wiki. Even if it takes the web managers until Annual Conference to transfer content, having this page "as is" (e.g., pointing to the 2008 directory) is confusing to users.
When GODORT used the Berkeley sunsite, the main GODORT page had a single link out... we probably should return to that model and get our goods off the ALA server.
hi john -
as i was poking around the ALA GODORT Site, i noticed several empty pages - have you already started working on this?
Also, i've not been able to get any resolution on linking the left navigation out to the wiki. Should we consider removing the all of the navigation nodes and just have a single GODORT link?