A NRC great blog, great one more important tool keeping me from the constant barrage of homework. I am sure it will be a welcome respite.
I was glad to meet everyone at Austin, and look forward to trying out a blog with everyone. I must admit this is my first time using a blog as part of a professional organization, and it will be interesting to watch its development or demise. I wonder how active of a community it will become and if we will sustain the community. One things for sure at least blogs do not clog inboxes.
One of the major reasons we wanted a blog was to share our papers, research interests, current and future projects, job opportunities, announcements, etc. I figured we might want to start a conversation about posting the firstt aforementioned goal: our papers and presentations.
I think many were hoping we could post our papers and maybe PPT's. There of course might be limitations: a)paper was submitted or accepted for publication (good for you); b)do not have permission from all the authors; c) presented alternate format; e) paper needs retooling f)just don't feel like it. All of these issues are understandable.
I was hoping it would be simply uploading them to the blog. Didn't realize..oh yeah...that takes server space and blogger won't give that away. So we cant just upload the files..right?...We will have to wait and see how Google handles the GDrive launch and how that will integrate with Blogger. Until then this makes me want to just publish using Google Docs, I just hate having to reformat between Word and Docs.
So my ideas for sharing papers and presentations:
1) Publish them to google docs and spreadsheet
a) cut and paste final version of paper to Gdocs and presentations to Gpresentations
b) dont freak about reformatting issues
c) post hyperlink to published version
2) Publish on department or personal website
a) upload pdf version to website
b) post link
3) Cut and Paste entire paper to a new post or comment
a) Does that work?
b) Will it look cumbersome from a design standpoint?
Those are my ideas. Does anyone have any others? Do you see any advantages or disadvantages to these ideas or the ideas of others?