Re: [CODE4LIB] AquaBrowser Libraries Group

2009-10-22 Thread Barnett, Jeffrey
Good point Ed, but I think by the phrase Licensed sites only the intent of 
the AquaBrowser discussion _is_ to exclude open source.  Interesting 
difference... 

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Ed 
Summers
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:19 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] AquaBrowser Libraries Group

You should also feel free to discuss AquaBrowser on here too ... the
code4lib discussion isn't limited to opensource software.

//Ed

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Kathryn Frederick
kfred...@skidmore.edu wrote:
 Please excuse cross-posting.

 I've set up an AquaBrowser Google Group to share tips and post
 questions. If your library uses AquaBrowser, please consider joining.
 This group is restricted, email me at kfred...@skidmore.edu and I'll
 send you an invite.

 Licensed sites only, please.

 Thanks,
 Kathryn



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Re: [CODE4LIB] AquaBrowser Libraries Group

2009-10-22 Thread Gabriel Farrell
While the Interesting difference... bit may be read as snarky, I
appreciated Jeffrey's post for pointing out that most discussions about
AquaBrowser can't take place on this list due to its lack of membership
restrictions.


On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:45:24AM -0400, Edward M. Corrado wrote:
 I don't see this as an interesting difference at all. Almost all
 [larger] vendor-supplied products in the library world have their
 own discussion lists that are limited to people that use/license
 their products. We even see this with Open Source products such as
 Koha. Although I do not use AquaBrowser, unlike almost all other
 library specific-software of this magnitude I understand that
 AquaBrowser does not have a user group (formal or informal). There
 currently is very few ways (no way?) for users of this product to
 converse with each other and share ideas.
 
 There are numerous reasons for wanting to share information on a
 closed list that can range from not wanting to spam a larger
 community with a how do activate a widget in product A to asking
 questions/sharing information that for whatever reason you don't
 want to or can't share with the whole world (e.g. non-disclosure
 agreements, public relations concerns, privacy concerns, not wanting
 your name in open archives attached to something, etc.).  In fact,
 in some cases you may not even want the vendor on the list the way
 some Voyager systems administrators created a list that excluded
 Endeavor (and now Ex Libris) and non-systems people at Voyager
 sites. This made people feel much more comfortable asking questions
 that maybe they would otherwise be embarrassed or reluctant to ask.
 
 I applaud Kathryn for taking the initiative to organize the
 AquaBrowser community by creating the AquaBrowser Libraries Group.
 From what I understand from people that use the product this is
 something that is overdue for the community.
 
 What the library technology world needs is more people like Kathryn
 that try to build community to help each other with whatever
 software product they are using. Sure, in a perfect world maybe
 everything would be completely Open but that is not reality. People
 that take initiative should be praised. They should not be met with
 snarky comments.
 
 Edward
 
 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
 Barnett, Jeffrey
 Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 9:05 AM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] AquaBrowser Libraries Group
 
 Good point Ed, but I think by the phrase Licensed sites only the
 intent of the AquaBrowser discussion _is_ to exclude open source.
 Interesting difference...
 
 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
 Ed Summers
 Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:19 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] AquaBrowser Libraries Group
 
 You should also feel free to discuss AquaBrowser on here too ... the
 code4lib discussion isn't limited to opensource software.
 
 //Ed
 - Hide quoted text -
 
 On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Kathryn Frederick
 kfred...@skidmore.edu mailto:kfred...@skidmore.edu wrote:
  Please excuse cross-posting.
 
  I've set up an AquaBrowser Google Group to share tips and post
  questions. If your library uses AquaBrowser, please consider joining.
  This group is restricted, email me at kfred...@skidmore.edu
 mailto:kfred...@skidmore.edu and I'll
  send you an invite.
 
  Licensed sites only, please.
 
  Thanks,
  Kathryn