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User talk:Elizabeth Whitaker-Freitas

Hi Elizabeth,

Just out of curiosity - what was your rationale for moving the LIS Public Documentation page? I generally don't hesitate to move pages if doing so increases overall clarity, but I felt that the page title was relatively descriptive and accurate as it was.

The plan on our end was to have the "LIS Public Documentation" page become the new "go/docs" and "go/documentation" links; thus any info previously available under that go link should now be umbrella'd under this wiki page. For example, I would think that intros to the resources available through LIS, Software available on public computers, and Getting started at Middlebury College articles can't be bundled as "Helpdesk topics" as much as they can be bundled as "LIS topics".

Just my two cents. If you had thoughts about creating a more general documentation resource page, it would probably make sense to link the two pages, and hash out what content belongs to each sooner rather than later, to ensure that the wiki is as well-structured for student/faculty consumption as possible by uptime next week.

- Topher Hunt

Topher,

The name was changed per recommendations made by the LIS Website Team. Feel free to ask Jim about it. It was on his to-do list but I did it so he didn't have to since he has a lot on his plate. Thanks! Liz

Topher,

I'll jump in because I also can give a little background.  You're right, the resources you've listed are public documentation from LIS.  The major reason why we changed the name is that there is other public documentation from LIS that isn't tech-related, and wouldn't be included on a page such as go/docs.  For example, Borrowing and Find Articles

A page called "LIS Public Documentation" would have to include all of LIS, not just tech.  The new wiki main page does that, then  quickly breaks content into smaller categories by type and user group.  I hope that makes sense.

Thanks for all of your work on the wiki!  I've been watching the changes and I appreciate all of the new and consolidated content. 

-Carrie

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