Date: Fri Feb 04 2005 - 09:20:03 EST
> Creating a web site is not technically difficult. > The problem comes with deciding what information > one wants to place on it. > What sort of information were the two of you thinking of Paul C: I'm not really sure what Alejandro intended when he made the suggestion, but here are some characteristics of a list website that might be useful: o a fuller description of the list, including an explanation of list policies (e.g. on admissions); o links to the sections of the archives that have the monthly and yearly review; links to posts on list history; links to the posts that have provided statistics on the composition of the list; o pages for individual members in which there is a brief or lengthy biographical description (maybe with a photo) and links to the members' personal websites and links to papers or books, etc. that members have published online; o a section where listmembers can publish papers for discussion (including for future list seminars); o a listing of attachments to posts (there have been many over the years) that can be opened or downloaded; o an extensive links sections that included links to other groups that our members or archives readers might be interested in (e.g. Capital-and-Class, ECONOMARX, femecon, Gloves Off, MEGA, MIA, Pen-L, etc.). A collection of links to useful sites that members were originally notified about in individual posts (potentially quite extensive!). Perhaps links to sources for statistical information, etc., etc., etc. o we could perhaps have a calendar that publicized upcoming events; o Alejandro's idea might be incorporated into a section on "Teaching Resources". I still think the idea of a e-journal _Online Political Economy_ is sound and we could, perhaps, publish that at the site. This is a project that I'd be very interested in working on if there are a few others who would volunteer to help coordinate and publish such a journal. No doubt, I've missed something above that others on the list think could/should be included in a list website. If so, what else? Or, what less? In any event, the real problem in creating a website isn't -- as you say -- a technical one. Nor is it -- as you suggested -- a matter of deciding what to put on a site. The real problem is getting *volunteers* who would be willing to commit the time and effort required to make such a site a reality. In solidarity, Jerry PS: the wallpaper originally created by Iwao for the original archives site is quite attractive and perhaps can be used.
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