[APG Public List] citation think group APGers-isn't there oneof those?
laboswell at rogers.com
Wed Jun 9 09:24:55 MDT 2010
I'd recommend the time-limited discussion approach that's now going on in
TheoryGen. It's a learning curve, because email lists/groups aren't
normally used in this manner. Jeanette's introduction of time limits, and a
particular article have worked well, but it's just the first step towards
learning how to quietly and effectively discuss articles and anything else
that's of interest.
The advantage of a yahoo (or other) group is that there are accompanying
applications that can be used to add files, links, and other supportive
One thing that's turning out to be really nice is that even when people
don't have the time to participate, they can follow the discussion of the
article by selectively reading the responses and discussions as they go on.
With a study group isn't everyone expected to participate? On this current
first attempt on TheoryGen, far more people are able to read even if they
can't participate. And there's always the potential that eventually one of
the future time limited discussions will be something they wish to comment
The more we experiment with alternative uses of these lists and groups, the
better use we make of them.
But this first attempt is going well. I think maybe future discussions
could be limited to 4 or 5 days maximum, but as I said this is just a first
attempt to get us used to taking a more relaxed, open approach to
discussions centred on a particular article, document, or idea.
In any study group, room should be made for people who just want to sit in
and listen (or in this case, read) along.
Larry Boswell BA, PLCGS
"Experts in Historical & Genealogical Research"
Listowner, TheoryGen (a non-archived list)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
laboswell at rogers.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
To: 'APG LIST as of Summer 2009'
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] citation think group APGers-isn't there
Interesting that Lisa referred to the TGF email list since it is Elizabeth
Mills who does much of the answering on citations either there or here.
is very generous with her time, when she can.
I took the original question to mean a study group outside of an email
and was waiting to see if anyone knew of one. This could be a "cause" that
someone might choose to "champion" just as the _Pro Gen_ Study Group was
formed as a response to a need.
What would such a "think group" look like? Would it be people sitting
creating references for pre-selected sources? Would it be a place to
your own citations off others? Would it be study of the whys and
of the citation models? Would it be like the couple of weeks that Dr. Tom
Jones spends on citations in the Boston University Genealogical Research
Certificate course? Just what would this animal look like? How would it be
More questions than answers,
Elissa in Pittsburgh
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants
after periodic evaluations by the Board.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of CL Swope (alfonsa)
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 9:37 PM
> For those interested in a citation feedback group. I'm posting what Lisa
> Gorrell kindly sent to me including it's link.
> Lisa Gorrell wrote:
> > The Transitional Genealogist List has many people who will help with
> > citation work. Below is how to subscribe.
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