[Air-l] proposal for an AoIR e-Newsletter - any more volunteers?

O'Riordan, Kate k.oriordan at lancaster.ac.uk
Mon Sep 11 06:49:36 PDT 2006

Dear AoIR colleagues

Many thanks to all of you who have replied about the newsletter - and
apologies to those whom I've not managed to email back yet! I will be in
touch very shortly.   

This is a reminder of the proposal (see below) - and an update:

Given the general support and feedback so far, I'm going ahead with this
shortly and I'm finalising a team to work on the first versions.
However any other feedback - and any more volunteers still very welcome
- but please let me know asap if you are interested in working on this.

All the best

-----Original Message-----
From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org
[mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of O'Riordan, Kate
Sent: 24 August 2006 23:33
To: air-l at aoir.org
Subject: [Air-l] proposal for an AoIR Newsletter

Dear AoIR colleagues

I'd like to float the idea of developing an AoIR newsletter. 

This venture would need to be a team effort and this email is primarily
intended to try and sound out support for the idea, and to find out if
anyone is interested in working on this.  As with all AoIR activity this
would be volunteer labour with the attraction of being a great
experience.  If you want to find out more about AoIR activities, people,
resources and related events/work/issues, or if you are an expert in
these areas already, this would be a great opportunity to share and
develop skills, and enhance or make new connections, and I'm hoping it
would also be enjoyable.

I'd like to produce two issues, post them to the list, and see what the
feedback is.  I've got ideas for structure, content, process and
resources which I'm happy to discuss further with anyone interested in
helping put this together.

At this point I'm looking for people from the AoIR membership to act as
an editorial team for the newsletter, to input ideas for its structure
and content, and to collate AoIR news - in this first and (experimental)
instance this would be for 2 newsletters. 

The main objective is to provide something of value to AoIR, through
consolidating communication and links across AoIR, and bringing together
information of interest.  At this point another important aim is to
establish if a newsletter would in fact be useful, and what kind of
format, shape and delivery would best serve AoIR - I'm approaching that
question by trying it out.

If you would be interested helping plan this, and in making up an
editorial team, to write and edit a newsletter, and collate AoIR
activity, please let me know as soon as possible, and I'll coordinate
efforts, both to get an AoIR newsletter together, and to evaluate the
process for the first 2 editions. In terms of time lines I'm hoping to
get a first issue out soon - this autumn if at all possible.

Many thanks for your time in reading this so far - please think about it
and email me if you have any questions and/or interest in taking part
(in the next 2 to 3 weeks please), volunteers very wellcome!

All the best

Kate O'Riordan

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