Hi Donald,

When you say "constantly updated" I'm imagining that you're not thinking of
something bundled with the distribution but links that go back to the
community site?  At the least this would have to be bound by version I
think and the granularity of the version it links to would have to be
considered.  For example, if path 31.2 introduces a new feature then we
need a new version of the docs to mirror that.  Anyway, that's all a long
way of saying I think the idea has merit but it could create accidental
confusion if not done just right.  Docs aren't always quite in sync with
development now and I think then the expectation that they would be, even
on small patches would be even higher.

I think it has some challenges also.  One of these is that some Evergreen
users customize their installs.  You can always say "oh, then they have to
modify their links to go to different docs too."  I'd want to hear from
community members that might affect.



Rogan Hamby

Data and Project Analyst

Equinox Open Library Initiative

phone:  1-877-OPEN-ILS (673-6457)

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On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 2:06 PM, Donald Butterworth <
don.butterwo...@asburyseminary.edu> wrote:

> Jillianne and Jane,
>
> I like what you have done a *lot*. It makes so much sense and is less
> intimidating for us cataloger types who shy away from system
> administration.
>
> I wonder ... could the concept be taken a step further to include hot
> links, in Webby, to a constantly updated HTML version of the
> documentation?  I see 3 possibilities.
>
>    - Create a "Documentation" dropdown menu, consisting of all 7 docs,
>    alongside of Search | Circulation | Cataloging | etc.
>    - Add "Documentation" as a line item in the existing dropdown menus.
>    - Ideally, right click on any dropdown menu line item, then have a
>    line on the popup window with a context sensitive hot link. OCLC does
>    something similar with a "MARC Field Help" hot link to its Bibliographic
>    Formats and Standards.
>
> Thanks so much for your great work! +1
>
> Don
>
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 4:37 PM, Mary Llewellyn <mllew...@biblio.org>
> wrote:
>
>> I think it looks great, much less overwhelming to have the module
>> documentation split up.
>>
>> Mary
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 3:28 PM, Ruth Frasur <
>> direc...@hagerstownlibrary.org> wrote:
>>
>>> This looks great.  I appreciate the reasoning behind this schema and
>>> think it's very usable.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Jane Sandberg <sand...@linnbenton.edu>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dear Evergreeners,
>>>>
>>>> Jillianne Presley and I have put together a proof of concept for a new
>>>> direction for Evergreen's documentation, and DIG would really
>>>> appreciate your input.
>>>>
>>>> Rather than the current documentation, which tries to be many things
>>>> to many people, the reorganized documentation is separated into
>>>> separate manuals, each with its own audience (e.g. catalogers,
>>>> front-line circ folks, sysadmins).  The hope is that this organization
>>>> will help get the right content to the right people, and help DIG keep
>>>> tabs on documentation gaps.
>>>>
>>>> You can find the new manuals in the bottom half of this page:
>>>> http://docs-testing.evergreen-ils.org/
>>>>
>>>> Keep in mind that -- in this proof-of-concept iteration -- there are
>>>> some pieces of documentation that are in the wrong manual.  However,
>>>> we hope that it is close enough that you'd be able to tell us:
>>>>
>>>> a) if you think that reorganized documentation would be a valuable
>>>> thing for this community to have.
>>>>
>>>> b) if the current breakdowns of manuals would make sense for your
>>>> library.
>>>>
>>>> c) other feedback on this project.
>>>>
>>>> Again, that link is http://docs-testing.evergreen-ils.org/
>>>>
>>>> Thanks very much for your help,
>>>>
>>>>    -Jane
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Jane Sandberg
>>>> Electronic Resources Librarian
>>>> Linn-Benton Community College
>>>> sand...@linnbenton.edu / 541-917-4655
>>>> Pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
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>>> Library
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>>>
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>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Mary Llewellyn
>> Database Manager
>> Bibliomation, Inc.
>> 24 Wooster Ave.
>> Waterbury, CT 06708
>> mllew...@biblio.org
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Don Butterworth
> Collection Management Librarian /
> Faculty Associate
> B.L. Fisher Library
> Asbury Theological Seminary
> don.butterwo...@asburyseminary.edu
> (859) 858-2227
>

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