Re: Bad news: CoOL]
In a word, yes. Staff, support, servers, updating, maintenance and the
nuts and bolts of indexing and organizing the resources (documents)
themselves; it costs $$$. I know Walter Henry who has taken care of
CoOL for all these years has faced funding shortfalls in the past but
some how he always managed to CoOL going. I suspect, though I really
don't know, that there was probably talk about weather CoOL was central
to the mission of Stanford's libraries.
Tom Kershaw wrote:
This is my first post on this list. I'm planning on getting into
carbon transfer later in the year. Does an e-mail discussion list
really consume much of a major university's resources?
Greg Schmitz wrote:
I just rec'd the most recent edition of the Conservation DistList.
The first item reads as follows:
Date: 10 Jun 2009
From: Catherine Tierney <ctierney [at] stanford__edu>
Subject: CoOL and the Conservation DistList
This is a difficult posting to write. For twenty two years, it has
been Stanford University Libraries' great pleasure to serve and
support the conservation community by hosting Conservation OnLine.
Sadly, Stanford---like so many other institutions---has been hurt by
the economy. As a result, we have had to make difficult choices. It
is with deep regret that I inform you that we are no longer able to
support CoOL. We feel it is important to alert you to this change
as we are aware that so many of you rely on the distribution list as
a medium of communication; there are still a number of things to be
I make frequent use of the resources available from CoOL
(Conservation Online) < http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/ >
Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association