Just a thought, but I recently went to a training day on Web2 and was
introduced to WIKIs.
I won't pretend to be an expert, but at the time it crossed my mind that
some of the technologies the speakers were talking about might be
usefult to GEM, and could be an answer to the apologies for cross
posting and overflowing email boxes people are experiencing (whilst
still allowing people to communicate and share their experiences
I understand you can send emails to it that would be automatically filed
and then people could view folders according to subject and need,
instead of sifting though mails that aren't relevant.
I just googled wiki (try it or look on delicious.com - searching web2)
to see if I could find something to help explain Wikis for those who
haven't a clue (I wouldn't have known anything until last friday). Here
are a couple pages that might help (though the common craft only
explains one function)
To explain more see: http://newtools.pbwiki.com/Wikis
Castle Heritage Centre, Bude
From: List for discussion of issues in museum education in the UK.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ian Russell
Sent: 03 December 2008 14:40
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: GEM listserver setup issue?
Sorry folks. This 'new-boy' has just received three separate, friendly,
off-list emails, apologetically explaining that discussion is not
tolerated in the GEM email list. It seems that this is because too many
subscribers have failed to set up their incoming listserver emails to be
filtered into separate folders and their inboxes are consequently
I feel like someone who has cheerily burst into a reading room and
wonders why conversation is a bit slow to start. I have to say I am
disappointed because this officially describes itself as the "List for
discussion of issues in museum education in the UK, in particular the
use of IT, learning in and from museums, and related research."
I may tiptoe around in here for a bit and read the notices, because they
seem so interesting. But I'm not sure I'm going to stay.
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