[plug] PLUG Library

Marcos Raul Carot Collins marcos.carot at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 19:47:44 WST 2009


Here another suggestion of a non financial member :P

A library is morre about cataloguin information than about books themselves 
this days.

What if the PLUG library is a (for example) a wiki, moderated by the 
librarian, where we post links following a catalogue-like order (by topic, for 

The function of the librarian would be to assess the quality of the link 
proposed, and that the suggested category by the poster is adecuate.

For example, I fing a very good how to about seting up a dns server. I post it 
into a special area of the wiki, and propose it to be under categorys: dns, 
server, debian.

The librarian checks that the howto is good enough to be worth listed in the 
library, and may decide that the how to is applicable to any distro, so he 
deletes the proposed "debian" category, and also can tell if the howto is good 
for begginers, med or experts, and then publishes that link in those 
categories along with that information.

Also, every six months links should be checked to make sure they are still 
there and that it is still valid (not outdated or something like that).

That was my $0.51 :P



El Wednesday 18 February 2009 19:33:00 gavin chester escribió:
> 2009/2/18 Adrian Chadd <adrian at creative.net.au>:
> > Get some books.
> > Adrian
> >
> > On Tue, Feb 17, 2009, Patrick Coleman wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Before the AGM, Lance Duivenbode (our friendly PLUG librarian) asked
> >> that I raise the issue of PLUG library and ask how it might be
> >> improved. I cleverly forgot, so I'm posting to the list on his behalf
> >> for a discussion here.
> >>
> >> Last year, the library got two requests for materials. How can the
> >> committee make the library more relevant, so it gets used by more
> >> people? If people would like us to subscribe to Ubuntu shippit that's
> >> a good start, but any other suggestions are welcome.
> Other than Adrian's tongue-in-cheek (?) response, I wonder if the
> members be asked the relevance of the library? I'm not a financial
> member so I have no say in it, but instead offer the suggestion that
> perhaps the idea of a 'library' is redundant these days for a linux
> group. To me, the library would have served when few had access to
> distros on disc for doing their installs. These days discs are either
> 'everywhere' on mag covers or you can download them fairly fast on
> broadband, or get a friend to do same. Also, hardcopy or 'real' books
> written about software are initially expensive and go out of date very
> fast. The latter feature means that you can usually get them cheap
> only a year after publishing, for example.
> My unauthorised $0.05 ;-)
> Gavin.
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