AboutnessPosted: July 16, 2006 Filed under: Blog Administration, [ ArLiSNAP ] 7 Comments
I just created a page that is linked thought the Aboutness pane (you can also reach it by clicking on this https://abcs.wordpress.com/aboutness). Let me know what you think.
Some things that I wrestled with were…
- OVERTLY threatening. The way I have it means that posts/comments that would be considered slightly threatening are allowed. [I did this because I’m not really sure where to draw the line of “really upset” to “threatening”]
- Terms are subjective. What is or is not threatening. The law says what’s obscene, but it does so in non-specific ways. Somebody might think the s-word is obscene while others have no problem with the more graphic photographs of Mapplethorpe.
- Should Author be defined.
I think authors should be defined. I haven’t come up with a good reason for anonymity. The aboutness page is a good start. We should all definitely give this a good review to make sure we haven’t missed anything and to compare to arlis/vra listserv rules.
I’m curious how you made the aboutness page–would we be able to make other non-blog pages like it? Is the only way to get to such a page through the aboutness thing on the left? I guess what I really want to know is how much of your own coding can you do on this site? Bryan, if you don’t know off-hand, I will find out myself, so you don’t have to do all the work!!
Looking at ARLIS/NA &/Or VRA Listserv Rules:
Good Call. Anyone up for it [I’m swamped with work tonight]
Making New Blog Pages:
If you go to Write, you can choose Page instead of Post. You can write in your HTML, but it will be within the blogs style wrapper.
Getting to New Pages:
Under Presentation, you can modify the Sidebar Widgets. You can use a text box as a navigation bar/box. Just put in your “a href” tags in the text box, close, & save.
How Much Code Can You Do:
Within the style wrapper you’re somewhat free. You have flexiblity with the Sidebar, but, ultimately you’re limited by the template. In the content space, some of the code I’ve tried [a page with multiple flikr side shows] didn’t work – WordPress kept on adding tags. grrr.
I looked *all over* for a way to edit the Flickr feed. Thanks for the hint about the Sidebar Widgets, Bryan. What other types of static, non-blog pages are you thinking of, Megan?
ARLIS-L Statement of Purpose
Not much policy, but more of a purpose, stated below from ARLIS at http://www.arlisna.org/about/arlisl.html
ARLIS-L is an electronic forum for the dissemination of information and the discussion of issues of interest to art information professionals. Postings routinely include reference and cataloging questions and discussion specific to art resources and materials; job vacancy announcements; conference, workshop, and meeting information; announcements of awards, honors, and prizes; news items from groups and individuals in the Society; new publications and web sites; copyright and information policy issues; and more. ARLIS-L is an open discussion list, anyone may subscribe.
The note below was posted to the listserv ~9 years ago by the then-current president.
VRA-L is an unmoderated listserv managed by the Visual Resources
Association. Although unmoderated it is established to further research
and education in the field of visual resources and to promote a spirit
of cooperation among the members of the profession. Our listserv is
rather unique in that we do not employ any mechanism for screening posts
to the list. We also run certain risks by opening our list to non-VRA
members, but there are also risks, as well as delays, associated with
restricting access or screening posts beforehand. Anyone subscribing to
VRA-L should know that their messages are not being censored, modified,
or deleted before being sent to the entire list. Our unmoderated
posting policy keeps our list vital, interesting, and fun as well. There
are times when we may feel the need or desire to share a thought that
may not easily fall into the category of visual resources. This can
often be refreshing as well as sometimes disturbing. But for the most
part, we should remind ourselves that VRA-L is a professional listserv.
With this in mind, please allow me to suggest a few rules of netiquette:
1. Always sign your message with your name, institution, and e-mail
address. (Do not include any other information in your signature file
unless you are absolutely sure that you want to share it with the entire
2. Always indicate the subject of your message.
3. Please read over any message intended for VRA-L and do not post
until you are sure you want to post to the entire list.
4. If you make a request for particular information, ask that the
responses be sent to you, not to the entire list. When a number of
responses are collected, send a summary of the information to the other
5. And as always, please express yourself courteously and professionally
to fellow subscribers, even when disagreeing with them over serious
ARLIS-student-l Cautionary Statement
The Arlis-student-l listserv page (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/~sfalls/Student%20Affairs/Student_listserv.html) reminds subscribers that the archives are cached by Google, and to think twice before posting certain content that could affect future job interviews, etc.
I’m thinking of static pages with lots of links, I guess, within all those categories I listed before…copyright, publishing, library schools with art library programs, etc. I still think it would be ideal if we could just have the blog, and not an additional website.
You could keep it all contained in this blog if you wanted to. You’d need to set up a new page & name it something like Art Libarian Resources. Then use a text widget named the same and have each of your categories listed (widgets will accept html so that you may link them to their own pages–which would also need to be created). The widget would show up on all pages, and the widget’s title could be hyperlinked to the “Art Librarian Resources” page. The paged named Art Librarian Resources (or whatever) could be another gateway to access the same info maybe with some explanations if need.