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Re: Liblicense reading group

MediaCommons was set up by Kathleen Fitzpatrick for just this 
kind of purpose. It was used to conduct the pre-publication 

Sandy Thatcher

At 8:00 PM -0500 11/9/11, Joseph Esposito wrote:

>[MODERATOR: How about a Joe and a few of the interested folks do
>some corresponding off-list and come back with a more definite
>proposal sometime in 2011 -- soon to be history.  It may be that
>CRL, to whose servers liblicense will be moving, would be happy
>to host and support a relevant online reading group.  For now,
>shall have an exchange among those folks who've indicated an
>interest, and we can include anyone else who drops me a line at:
><aokerson@gmail.com>.  Does this work?]
>When I playfully tossed out the suggestion that there be a
>liblicense reading group, I didn't expect anyone to take me up on
>it.  But now there are at least 3 supportive voices, and unless I
>am tone deaf, it appears the idea is being taken seriously.
>But first I must confess that the book I mentioned, Laurence
>Cosse's "A Novel Bookstore," is one that I already read--and
>about which I just wrote a short review on the Scholarly Kitchen:
><http://j.mp/toLPCJ> or
>The book is fun, but small (in the sense, every sense, that
>Proust is large).  It is notable for this list because it
>concerns curation and a form of peer review.
>It's not clear to me what it would mean to create such a reading
>group.  The first question I have is, What software is best for
>such a group?  With so many social media platforms to choose from
>(I literally get invited to 1-2 every day--and this, of course,
>cannot last), which one is best for a book discussion?  Any
>There are countless questions of policy and protocol, which I
>won't raise unless the general topic interests enough people.
>Joe Esposito