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I have a Library Science degree. If there is something I can help out with
that my education would be of value, let me know.
UNIX Administrator/Library Systems Manager
Rider University Libraries
On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, Kevin Cullis wrote:
> David Merrill wrote:
> > From: "Greg Ferguson" <email@example.com>
> > > A good project, if someone wishes to take this on, would be to create
> > > and maintain an up-to-date "contact" list for documentation.
> > >
> > > This would include:
> > >
> > > - Finding updated email addresses for all HOWTO authors. As
> > > we have seen, inquiries have come in as to how to contact
> > > HOWTO authors; as (some of) the published email addresses
> > > are no longer valid.
> > >
> > > - Collect contact info for other documentation stored/mirrored
> > > on the LDP site (guides, man pages, FAQs, Linux Gazzette).
> > >
> > > - Collect contact info for other documentation not stored on the LDP
> > > site (I realize this could get lengthy, but we could continually
> > > add/update this, similar to the "links" pages on the LDP).
> > >
> > > I'm not sure if this is within the scope of the cataloging effort,
> > > perhaps David Merrill or Kevin Cullis could comment. It's badly needed.
> > Sure. :)
> > I think this *is* within the scope of the cataloging effort, which is
> > really a meta-data effort as well as strictly a cataloging effort. I will
> > not maintain a separate contact list for HOWTOs, but rather devise a means
> > of extracting this information directly from the SGML of the HOWTOs. I'm
> > working on scripts to do this right now.
> I apologize for not commenting of late, but I've had personal stuff to
> attend to which has set back my original "due date."
> There are two issues being "worked" on: David is working on metadata for
> the LDP which touches or affects, however slightly, my cataloging of the
> LDP (i.e. some of the metadata shows up in HOWTOs). Both will require a
> consensus of this mailing list/maintainers of the various docs as well
> as "rewrites" to include any changes which help out the LDP as a whole.
> The key issue is that we continuously improve the LDP effort, which
> everyone is doing.
> BTW, does anyone have a Library Science degree?
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