Hi all, This is something that came up in the Cataloging Working Group meeting on Wednesday and we wanted to share it with the General List.
Often, there are bugs in Launchpad where a solution could go one of several ways and/or is disputed, or where the input of specific end users (catalogers, circ people, etc.) would be helpful in determining the path forward. In order to facilitate these end users finding and commenting on bug reports with their thoughts & experiences, I've created a new tag in Launchpad -- *needsdiscussion*. I know -- don't MOST bugs need discussion? We did talk about this in the CWG, and our idea is to make it easier for newer Launchpad folks to comment, contribute, and find specific bugs where their input might be needed. Instead of looking at ~2000 bugs, they're hopefully looking at an actually manageable number. We encourage bug reporters to apply this tag if they feel it is merited, and our hope is that this will lower a barrier for Launchpad participation by community members. If anyone else has thoughts on this tag please chime in! If you want to know more about Launchpad, Mary Jinglewski and I gave a presentation at the last conference that covers the basics -- you can see our slides here <https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13mGh0XIBArQfqAMaL5S3U9jl7-LfrChoOALBKXqg_B8/edit#slide=id.p> . Thanks, Andrea -- Andrea Buntz Neiman Project Manager for Software Development Equinox Open Library Initiative abnei...@equinoxinitiative.org 1-877-OPEN-ILS (673-6457) x5583 *www.equinoxinitiative.org <http://www.equinoxinitiative.org>*