[APG Public List] citation Think Tank

linda at fpr.com linda at fpr.com
Thu Jun 10 09:44:49 MDT 2010


I've been thinking about your question and the desire to be able to
include document images in discussions.

I wonder if Google Wave might not be a useful setting for this type of

I would be willing to set up one for those interested.  Technically,
participants need a gmail account.  A wave can be public or private to a
group.  Whatever we decide.  I am willing to handle the technical and
organizational end, but could not be 'leader' with respect to content.

I am not interested in a class or moderated group of the type Larry
describes for his yahoo group.  

i'd like a place where individuals seriously interested in learning
about sources and how to cite them for different purposes can get
together and pursue their common interest.  I'd like for the group to
reflect a range of expertise, because I enjoy learning from others, but
most important to me is that participants share a common goal regarding
extending their understanding of genealogical sources in today's world
and the corresponding implications for citations.  So, I'd be happy to
start with whomever is interested and go from there.  

I'm not committed to Google Wave at all.  If there's interest in another
platform, like a Google or Yahoo group, or a blog, I'd be happy to set
it up and do organizational chores, if that's of any help.  Just thought
of Wave, because one can pull an image directly into a conversation.  

Linda Gardner

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [APG Public List] citation Think Tank
> From: Jacqueline Wilson <wilssearch at me.com>
> Date: Wed, June 09, 2010 7:36 pm
> To: apgpubliclist Posting <apgpubliclist at apgen.org>
> What about a Google  or Yahoo group?  That might be even easier to  
> keep up with.  Right now I do not know enough to ask the right  
> questions, so someone would need to lead at least until I get my head  
> above water - at the rate I am going that might take a year.  I have  
> no idea what my schedule will be like until after July 5th.
> Would anyone be interested in a group like this.  Maybe the first set  
> of discussions could cover the first 90+ pages of EE and then go  
> section by section. We could post examples of the documents  listed  
> that section and discuss both the analysis and the citation.
> Comments, criticisms, ideas?
> Jacqueline Wilson
> Evanston, IL
> wilssearch at me.com
> Professional Indexer, Historian, and Genealogist
> Deputy Sheriff for Publications of the Chicago Corral of the Westerners
> IASPR Newsletter Editor
> "Wilssearch - your service of choice for the indexing challenged  
> genealogist."
> ***************
> On Jun 9, 2010, at 5:34 PM, Chris Staats wrote:
> Jackie -
> It sounds like a Wordpress or Blogger site might be the free medium  
> you are envisioning. It's really easy to set up and configure. You  
> could post the document and question in a post, and let people respond  
> in the comments section. If you needed, it would be easy to also post  
> a powerpoint presentation or other media to the blog using Slideshare  
> or other free hosting services. You certainly could use a wiki or  
> content management system, but a blog is simpler to set up and manage  
> - especially without paying for hosting.
> Just a thought.
> Chris

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