First of all, welcome to the
As for your point about active public
participation not being the only consideration, that's true -- I know that Yale
has done a lot of work with VuFind, and you're certainly not disqualified from
the running because you haven't been highly visible with the public VuFind
lists. Hopefully the skills survey will help show off everybody's
potential contributions, even if their names don't show up in our inboxes on a
daily basis. However, since a large part of the administrative group's
work is going to involve public discussions to make decisions about VuFind's
future, people who have already been demonstrating these particular skills are
likely to have an edge in the voting.
Whatever happens, though, I
don't want to put too much weight on the voted-in group vs. the voted-out group.
We need to keep the decision-making group lean for sanity's sake, but I'm
hoping that won't stop anybody else from chipping in their opinions…
and annual elections should give opportunities for more people to get into the
inner circle sooner or later.
From: Friscia, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Vufind-admins] Welcome to the admins list!
I did want to offer one small
thing to consider. I was nominated at Yale for my skills and position, not my
active participation in the Vufind-tech email list. I only mention this because
I do think that the qualifications are good but in some cases may not represent
the best interest of the organization that is participating, assuming Yale
remains represented in the community in this manner.
But above that, I also wanted to
say hello as I’ve never posted in the Vufind forum and to mention that I
look forward to working with everyone on this project.
Senior Web Programmer
Library Access Integration
Yale University Library
From: Demian Katz
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 11:19 AM
Subject: [Vufind-admins] Welcome to the admins list!
I just checked the membership list, and it looks like all of
the VuFind admin volunteers have joined this list. If anybody has been
waiting to speak until the whole group was present, you can go ahead now.
Please let us know if you have any objections to the proposed policies and
group composition… though I'm hoping the silence means general agreement!
As far as moving forward, I've asked Eoghan to post a link
to the skills survey he's been developing so we can learn more about each
other's abilities and hopefully make more informed decisions in order to build
a diverse, committed and stable admin group. We also need to figure out a
voting procedure to select the group once we have the necessary information
available -- I plan to spend some time looking at LimeSurvey to see if that's a
suitable tool since it's conveniently built into the Sourceforge site, but if
there are other suggestions, I'm happy to hear them.