Talk:Writing and Publishing in Digital Environments, Spring 2019

From Gerald R. Lucas

March 19, 2019

OK, so the email system on Project Mailer was not working. So if you requested an account and did not receive an email — even one that asked you to reset your password (I sent these resets after I got the email working), then contact me to reset your password. As of today, I have made accounts for Dmcgonagill, JVbird, Mango Masala, and Namir Riptide. If you requested an account, and you’re not listed, let me know. If you haven’t requested an account, you should do so by following the instructions for our course project. Sorry for any inconvenience.

March 14, 2019

Some of you have been asking me about securing permissions for the essay assignment. It really is as easy as emailing the author — start with Google. For those who are dead, you should find someone who can tell you who the executor of the estate is, and he or she would be the one to contact. Try your best on this, and as long as you have a history of attempts to secure permission, we should be good. Essay selections:

  • Callaway: Hampton
  • McGonagill: Hollins
  • Smith: Abel
  • Vice: Gordon
  • Williams: Hassan

Grlucas (talk) 12:34, 16 March 2019 (EDT)

March 11, 2019 (2)

I forgot to mention that we have a librarian available to help our class with both Wiki stuff and research, if necessary. Dana Casper is available for appointments. She is a great resource, so use her!

She has also made me aware of an upcoming webinar on editing Wikipedia on March 13: Women in Natural History Wikipedia Editing Workshop. This could be a great opportunity for you to learn and to practice your new-found editing skills. I strongly encourage you to attend if possible. —Grlucas (talk) 11:29, 11 March 2019 (EDT)

March 11, 2019

I neglected to link to “Writing on a Wiki” for your first lesson. While much of this information will likely be covered elsewhere, there are parts that could be of some benefit right now, like the helpful Wikipedia links at the bottom of the article.

Many of your have expressed your apprehension at editing Wikipedia. That’s OK. Just breathe and remember that every edit is reversible, so don’t let a bit of stress paralyze you. Also, Wikipedia encourages you to be bold in your edits. I think that’s good advice. Please remember to preview your changes before committing them. This practice will allow you to see any potential errors before saving.

Most of you have created and submitted your journals to my talk page. Well done. I have made a convenient list back on the syllabus. Remember to add your replies. —Grlucas (talk) 07:29, 11 March 2019 (EDT)

March 6, 2019

Welcome to the course. Remember, I’m available anytime via email for assistance. If you need a Skype meeting, just ask. If you get confused, just ask. I’m here to help you. I’µ looking forward to collaborating with you this term. —Grlucas (talk) 08:08, 6 March 2019 (EST)

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