Critique My New Site - LISWire - The Librarian's News Wire

I'll officially launch a new site Monday, so I'm looking for feedback, ideas, critiques and criticisms now. The new site is LISWire - The Librarian's News Wire - http://liswire.com/

"LISWire is a brand new idea from the guy behind LISNews & LISHost, Blake Carver. The plan is to allow member companies and organizations to use LISWire to send their full-text news releases and multimedia content to librarians, journalists, library professionals and the general public. We're going to build a network to distribute this information world wide. "

Let me know what you think... How does it look? Does it seem useful? Do we need to change something, anything?

Leave a comment below, hit the contact form, or drop me an email btcarver at lisnews.com

Comments

nice design. There should

nice design.

There should really be some content on the man page though, not just a "this is what we are" If you're a news wire, I'd like to see some headlines, or sample things and in the big part of the site, not just the sdebar [maybe make the sidebar wider and have the front page be 1/2 and 1/2].

I think including "things you'd never expect" as a category in the FAQ is sort of weird.

The list of tags is going to get completely unmanageable really soon, I think you need some sort of a plan/scheme for what to do when the list gets long, only tags with 5 or more items? something?

I don't understand how this segues with LISNews, when shoudl I submit to LISNews and when should I submit to the newswire?

>>nice design. That's not

>>nice design.

That's not me, that's Drupal, but thanks!

>>There should really be some content on the man page though,

I thought the same thing, but then the more I thought about it, the more I think this isn't going to be a site that most people visit the home page for conent. Maybe I'm wrong, but my thinking is it'll be an email / feed site for most people.

>>I think including "things you'd never expect" as a category in the FAQ is sort of weird.

Agreed.

>>The list of tags is going to get completely unmanageable really soon...

Good point, good idea, I saw that coming, I'll deal with it somehow.

>>I don't understand how this segues with LISNews...

I'm not sure either I guess, I think of LISNews as anthing goes, community, news articles... while LISWire is press releases. Certainly much of what's on the LISWire site could go here, but people tell me they get sick of seeing press releases here.

topic feeds not working?

Either I am missing something or the topic feeds are not yet working right. I attempted to subscribe to the academic feed. The resulting display in Google Reader showed the same posts as the main feed. I like the idea and the site looks great.

oh dumb

Sorry Bill, I see that now, the feeds were broken in 2 ways, I only fixed one yesterday. NOW I think they're doing what they should.

Good idea

Great concept, well executed as usual, Blake. I'm already subscribed.

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