|sample document library: laying the groundwork||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Andrew Netherton (andrewnethertongmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 06:08:08 -0800 (PST)|
Hello everyone, On 2/12/07, in a thread formerly known as "how can a new group use existing knowledge?", Tree Bressen <tree [at] ic.org> wrote:
6. Over the years there has been talk, and even some initial attempts made, at compiling a library of sample documents. Policies on specific subjects, and so on. I have the impression that this project has never been completed into a usable form, and that's very unfortunate.
Knowing this may absolutely bury me in e-mail for a good couple of months, I would like to step forward and volunteer to compile such a library. I'm not sure how (or how quickly), but I'll figure that out as I get submissions. Before I put out a call for submissions, I'd like to get some feedback on the submission guidelines I've drafted: 1) File format: text or PDF only. Please don't send Word files, scanned images, PowerPoint presentations, just plain text or PDF. This is to make sure the result is as neutral and accessible as possible. 2) No copyrighted documents. The purpose of this is to share, and to allow other groups to borrow liberally to form their own documentation. I'm not sure if this would ever be an issue, but may as well addresss it up front. 3) Each document must have a Title (so we know what we're looking at and how to organize it in the sample catalogue), and contain the submitting group's name, location, and contact information (minimum one of e-mail address, phone number, postal address). Any other guidelines that would be helpful? One thought I had was to ask that only groups that are 2 years or more past move-in submit, as they will be the groups that have fully exercised all their policies, from first forming through to actual operation. Yes, groups that are formed but haven't moved in may have something to contribute, but I can't think of a better way to make sure the documents we're sampling have actually been tested through use and change. Of course, if anyone has previous attempts at such a compilation, please contact me and I'll incorporate what you have. Please note I am only looking for feedback on the proposed submission guidelines! Do NOT send me any documentation yet (I will provide a separate e-mail for that purpose)! Lastly, once it's all compiled, is there anyone out there that would be willing to make this sample library available online? Regards, Andrew Netherton Laurel Creek Commons (looking for documents ourselves) Waterloo, ON, Canada
sample document library: laying the groundwork Andrew Netherton, February 13 2007
- Re: sample document library: laying the groundwork Stuart Joseph, February 13 2007
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