[plug] Re: PLUG library

Ben Woods woodsb02 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 22:21:06 WST 2007

To Ken and PLUG members:

In addition to those comments found in prior emails below, I have the
following ideas for the library this year in the hope it will gain
some more attention:

- Update the database of available items to accurately match what is available

- Move the library search function to the main page so non-members can
search it also... this might actually encourage a few memberships if
they wanna borrow an item or 2!

- Try to keep the library up to date with the latest versions of free
linux and bsd resources (such as the latest fedora, opensuse, ubuntu,
slackware, freebsd etc...)

- Get a shiny new box to keep all the cds in (last time i saw the
collection it was all in a pretty old looking cardboard container.. is
that still the case? I was thinking a nice new fancy metal cd holding
case would be nice :)

- Obviously change the contacts lists to have myself as the contact...
but also on the library page which is linked from the main page (which
currently has the librarian before yourself it would seem).

- Perhaps try and track the new releases of distros (using
distrowatch) and send a librarians email to the main PLUG list when a
new release is out and the cd has been added to the plug library. This
would dramatically raise the library awareness.

What do you think of these ideas? I think the main problem with the
library is the age of the included distros. Honestly, most people
would be looking to get their hands on the latest stuff... not the
real old versions... wouldn't you say?

Just wanted to run the ideas by you guys. It would obviously be a bit
more work... and I hope I dont get slack and let it slip. Perhaps I
could get people to donate their old linux and BSD cds they have lying
around to the cause? Fingers crossed :)



On 2/6/07, Ben Woods <woodsb02 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Ken,
> Oh cool... thats sounds good!
> I live in Sorrento, so it would probably be a long way for you to come.
> Why don't we just make the transfer at the next PLUG meeting towards the end of the month?... thats probably simpler.
> Sounds like it won't be a very busy position eh? Not one person asked you for the stuff? Wow!
> Anyways, I'll see you at the next meeting.
> Cheers
> -Ben
>  On 2/6/07, Ken <muir-hunt at bigpond.com> wrote:
> >  Hi Ben,
> >
> > Sorry you were not at the last PLUG Meeting.   I spoke with the Committee
> > and they agreed that the Library be passed to you.   I live in Bicton.
> > I'll bring the box to you if you do not live too far away otherwise, what
> > about the next Plug meeting?
> >
> > Ken
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ben Woods" <woodsb02 at gmail.com>
> > To: < muir-hunt at bigpond.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 3:53 PM
> > Subject: PLUG library
> >
> >
> > > Hi there,
> > >
> > > I have noticed that you are listed as the plug librarian on the
> > > Contacts page. Is this information correct?
> > >
> > > If so, I was wondering if you were wanting to continue the role this
> > > year (2007)... as I am interested.
> > >
> > > What were your duties / responsibilities as librarian?
> > >
> > > I think I would be suited to the role since I have a nasty habit of
> > > downloading lots of linux and bsd cds / dvds, and rather than keeping
> > > them to myself, I might as well contribute them to the library!
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance
> > > -Ben

From: Benjamin Woods
woodsb02 at gmail.com
Registered Linux User #372573
Registered Ubuntu User #6395

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