Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone conference

From Allison Zhang
DateThu, 19 Apr 2007 11:31:42 -0400
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone conference
In-Reply-To (4619CB1B8D625544BF3764E6B346DA1F08F5FFB0-helena-richmond-edu)
I agree totally! When I participated several panel presentations with Ian Witten on Greenstone, I thought about we should have Greenstone user group meetings in US and I've talked to Ian about this.

I think this is a great idea!

Allison


Allison Zhang
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Washington Research Library Consortium
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At 10:07 AM 4/19/2007 -0400, Neal, Rick wrote:
Good morning,

I was wondering if others feel that there should be some initiative in
moving toward having a yearly Greenstone conference in the mainland US.


It's a fairly large geographic region with myriad schools and businesses
to partner together.  I have attended several conferences now on open
source software and they have all been well attended.  ( Fedora, dSpace
) and it just makes sense to me that such a conference should take
place.  A model might be the SIGUCCS conference (It is sometimes in
Canada as well as the US).  It's not particularly on open source but it
moves yearly from one school to another for hosting purposes.  People
volunteer to present and hold sessions.  There are also pre-conference
training sessions.

What say you, Greenstone Wizards?

Rick

btw

SIGUCCS info:  http://www.siguccs.org/Conference/Fall2006/

Rick Neal
Library Systems Manager
University of Richmond


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