[AUUG-Talk]: [Auugps] [Fwd: [Webmaster]: Aussie overseas inquiring about AUUG]

Frank Crawford frank at crawford.emu.id.au
Sun Sep 6 22:30:19 EST 2009

Norberto, others,
	The one reason I suggest an actual book is that I believe it is seen as
a more prestigious publication, where as an electronic publication while
more easily managed is not quite the same.  It is something that would
be in the National Library, select Universities, etc, not so much for
general sale.

	Of course if we were going to do such a publication, I'd expect to hand
most of the work over to someone like WoodsLane, etc.  If we get such
support I don't see a single publication/year would be such a big issue
to manage (however, finding anyone to do some management is a big issue
in itself).

On Sun, 2009-09-06 at 20:05 +1000, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Sun, 06 Sep 2009 18:59:33 +1000
> Frank Crawford <frank at crawford.emu.id.au> wrote:
> > Craig, Steve,
> > 	I agree that I think this is an interesting idea.  It would be a
> > continuation of AUUG and John Lion's traditions.  I'd like to see a
> > physical printed book, as well as other distribution mechanisms.  I
> > agree that we aren't intending to make money, so making it freely
> > distributed is a good idea, although it should have a copyright, but
> > something like it should be freely available to all, just give attribute
> > on where it came from.
> > 
> FWIW, the idea of publication sounds good, although going to the extent of
> printing a book/ periodical seems, to me, like embarking on a whole swath of
> issues to be managed. 
> Even well established and fully staffed publications like ACM Communications &
> IEEE's Computer are going fully digital (not yet ditching the hard copies...
> but i think it's only a matter of time before they do) .... maybe start from
> website / ebook and see how it looks once there is something to be published.
> regards,
> B
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