"a little bit of background. I used to produce RAIN as a weekly
postings organized into subject specific messages (usually 6-8 topics). the
intent of sharing with the UK lists was to make everyone aware of issues
that affect all information managers. I am what is known here in the US as
geo-bachelor. I work over 120 miles from my family mon-fri seeing them only
on the weekends. composing RAIN postings on the weekends took time away from
my family. Also many folks found that the flood of postings on Monday was
almost an impossible task to deal with in trying to review the stories. Or
links to stories had gone dead by the time I had posted the messages."
As a trainee I find the posts particularly useful for considering archives
in a wider social context and how they are viewed in the 'real world'. It
regularly brings to my attention issues I had not previously considered,
especially international issues. I also find the synopsis of each story
allows me to scan through quite quickly for anything relevant (or not).
It may be more convenient to have a weekly posting, but Peter has given the
above reasons as to why he no longer does this.
In any event I would be happy to subscribe to a separate mailing if the RAIN
posts are moved off-list.
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