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There's about a million things wrong with the "New & Improved" LISNews. At this point all I can say is I have a list, it's growing, and I'll get things fixed when I can. BUT, please feel free to add to my list below; I'll get your bug fixed right away if it's important, and sooner or later if it's not. -- Read More
I am about 80% sure LISNews.org is running at this point. This is a good thing, because I really needed this done before Wednesday. But it's bad because I'm not sure I'll be able to move ANYTHING from the old server to this one from this point forward.In other words, anything you do there (LISNews.com) might not make it here to the new server.
So you might want to not post to your journal, and not post any stories, and not leave any comments you want to see again (on the old site).
Please do post, comment and poke around here, and let me know when you spot problems.
I'll write more later on Moday as time allows.
Seems to be more or less running at this point.
I almost forgot! 'Twas 6 years ago today LISNews first appeared on the web. If you've been around for awhile you already know the rest of the story, if not, I'll spare you the details.
I can't possibly thank everyone who has helped LISNews over the past 6 years. Steve Glabraith, Steven M Cohen & Nabeal Ahmed, were all instrumental in helping me when I needed it most, during the early years, as was Ieleene, and a few other authors who helped out for awhile and moved on. Behind the scenes Joe Frazee helped me get the server up and running. Over the years a few dedicated souls have tireless submitted stories. Bob Cox, Reg Aubry, Lee Hadden, Charles Davis, and even the mysterious Search-Engines-Web. All the LISNews authors deserve a big thank you and a pat on the back for all their hard work. LISNews is a collaboritve site,
I had hoped we'd be running on a new server and a new version of Slashcode, but as the new saying goes, Life Trumps Blogging, or in this case, life trumps programming and systems administration.
LISNews is a collaborative site, and I'd like to thank everyone who has ever chipped in to pay for the server, submitted a story, wrote in their journal, left a comment, or just dropped by for a visit. Because it's a community effort, my life never trumps LISNews.
Happy Birthday LISNews. Here's to hoping we have a few more good years ahead of us!
I made what I hope are some improvements to the main LISNews feed (lisnews.rss) and to the journals feed. If you spot any problems let me know, I'll be working on the other feeds as I have time as well.
I've finally cleaned up the Feeds Page and added some descriptions for each feed.
LISNews spits out a feed for every need, so fire up your aggregators and be sure your subscribed to at least one.
This feed includes all the stories posted, along with the intro text. The dirty version is more prone to breaking because it isn't scrubbed of illegal
Stories that focus on books & publishing:
LISNews was proclaimed as a must-read site by Greg Schwartz during his Computers in Libraries recap show from Open Stacks. Greg also mentioned that it was great to finally meet Blake. Blake has a good radio voice, btw.
If you haven't checked out Greg's show and you're audio inclined, please give a listen. He's great even when he's not plugging our community!
Occasionally when I sit down to attempt writing something substantial the words will flow like wine. Normally the flow is more like molasses, or maybe VT. Maple Syrup. This week, for some odd reason, the words were flowing like Niagara Falls, and I ended up with a rather long and extremely detailed look at LISNews. So collected here is a series of rather poorly written essays that describe LISNews in excruciating detail; where it came from, how it runs, who runs it, and what it might look like in the future.
I'd like to hear from you if you have questions, comments or ideas on things I might have missed. I'll be using this series for part of my presentation at LITA this fall.
From "Belgians map the Philippines" by Felice Prudente Sta. Maria (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 March 2005):
The Kingdom of Belgium, in celebration of its 175 years of Independence, and the Juana Madriaga Garcia-Natividad Galang Fajardo Collection provide a gem of an exhibit featuring the "rare treat of viewing not one but five different editions of the earliest separately printed maps of the Philippines," writes Leovino Ma. Garcia, dean of Ateneo's School of Humanities in the show catalog.
It's interesting that one of the references cited at the end of the article is Philippine Cartography 1320-1898 by Carlos Quirino. The book is said to be "the must-read, must-have for Philippine map collectors!" Quirino was director of the National Library from 1962-1966.
"From Filipino Librarian"