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Guidelines for editors and correspondents

Network of Correspondents
    2. Expanding
    4. Advise
Network of SocioSites

Network of Correspondents

This is a concept for the rules that we might agree on when you decide to become a SocioSite editor. They are not "instructions" in the strict meaning of the word, but guidelines or 'activities you might like to do' for the SocioSite.

The idea of the network of correspondents/editors is simple. The SocioSite has been a one-mans-band for too long. It has become a very large, wordwide recognized sociological information system, that needs to be maintained and explanded on a daily basis. We are trying to find people who might like to participate in the SocioSite project by adopting one or more pages. As you might have seen there are many pages in the SocioSite, especially in the category "Subject Areas" on a broad diversity of social issues.

If you would like to participate you can choose your own page, depending on your own specialized field of knowledge.

Index Activities

What we hope a correspondent/editor will do is:

  1. Updating
    To keep SocioSite up-to-date correspondents have to check if the links on the adopted page(s) are not broken.
    1. Is the URL still alive?

    2. Is the description/annotation still adequate?
      • Title and subtitle
      • Editor(s) or maintainers
      • Description of content

    Checking the description of sites requires that you visit these sites at regular times. There is no software to do this — you can only use your own ‘headware’.

  2. Expanding
    Finding new information resources

    New resources can be found using search engines, other subject guides, and general and specialized directories. Searching on the Internet is a trick you can learn. “The Art of Searching” has been described in Searching in Society. There you will find all the search instruments you can use to catch new sites and documents.

    You can also use the Wat's New? page of the SocioSite. There you will find a listing of sites that are specialized in finding new sites. They are important instruments for keeping the information system at a high level of actuality.

    Adopting a page doesn’t mean that you are not allowed to suggest new websites for other pages or sections of the SocioSite. All suggestions are welcome and will be used to expand the SocioSite.

  3. Advise
    Giving advise on how to improve the structure and functions of the SocioSite.
    The topics you might want to look at are:

Let us know which topics you are interested in and on which fields you are or want to become an expert.

Index Network of SocioSites

The SocioSite can only be “the Web’s definitive reference for researching any subject in society” [Lycos Top 5%] when we are able to internationalize and professionalize the project. The SocioSite started as a megalomaniacal individual undertaking - but it can only grow further when it’s carried by an international team.

SocioSite is dedicated to the development of an international alternative scholarly communication system outside of the commercial mainstream. SocioSite can be further internationalized by building mirror-sites in other languages. The idea is to create a «Network of SocioSites». We would like to make contact with people who are able to translate the SocioSite other languages. The international aspirations of the SocioSite project can be realized also by an adaption to and expanding for a specific language area.

Don’t hesitate to write us if you have any questions or suggestions. Please tell us something about yourself and let us know what your fields of interest are.

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