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

Steve Landers steve at digitalsmarties.com
Mon Sep 7 11:37:06 EST 2009

On 06/09/2009, at 8:30 PM, Frank Crawford wrote:

> 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).

In the Tcl community we've been using Lulu to publish conference  
proceedings, and are happy with the service and price - http://www.lulu.com/content/3830746 
.  It might be another option to consider

And I agree having a paper publication has merit (albeit that might  
label me as an archeotechnophiliac :))


> Regards
> Frank
> 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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