Preserving the accumulated wisdom of anthro-l

Danny Yee (danny@STAFF.CS.SU.OZ.AU)
Sat, 14 Jan 1995 14:43:01 +1000

Sparked by a post of Phil Young's contributing towards a list of books
on fieldwork:

Every so often someone will request information of some kind and a
whole lot of people will respond with suggestions - lists of books
on doing fieldwork, equipment to take, introductory texts, student
bloopers, and so on. This then vanishes off the face of the earth,
and the same question may be asked months or years later. If one
person could compile all the information from such threads, put it in a
uniform format and weed out duplicates, I'm happy to put the result on
the anthro-l home page -- sure it's all in the archives already , but
it's not nearly as accessible as it would be if collated and tidied up.

I don't have the time to do this myself, but I'm happy to do html
mark-up of other peoples' work and/or advise them on how to write
html. (HTML, or HyperText Mark-up Language, is the most attractive
way of presenting material on the World Wide Web.) Plain ascii is
fine too (though there are certain things to watch out for there, like
keeping the lines under 80 characters and not using tabs).

The December 1994 messages to the list are now available in the archive.
This includes most of the recent flame-war, for those who wanted another
look at its beginnings.

Danny Yee.

P.S. I may produce a WAIS index to go with the archive; does anyone know
what such a thing is and if so would you use it?