One of the principles of the National Monographs Strategy project is to make all our documents and reports openly available for comment and community input.
We hope, that by taking this open approach, we can ensure we don’t miss anything important and get different perspectives on the work.
We want to encourage active participation in the project and would really appreciate thoughts, ideas and comments on specific outputs from the project and more generally about the work and its approach.
So, with that in mind, the project has recently started drafting a ‘map’ or overview of the current monographs landscape.
My colleague Peter Findlay has put together a report that begins to highlight the main components of the Monographs landscape and the relevant references, tools and resources associated with those different areas.
Mapping a landscape like the one associated with monographs isn’t an easy one – there’s lots of work already taking place and it’s easy to miss something important.
To make sure we capture as much as possible, and that we’re not making assumptions about what we are choosing, we need your help.
Please take a look at the landscape report and feel free to comment on it (apologies for telling you how to suck eggs! But Google Docs is a little different to Word, so you’ll need to select the thing you want to comment on, go to the ‘insert’ menu and select ‘comment’).
We want to make sure we have the full picture – when the time comes to begin navigating this landscape it will be important that we have all the information we can get.
Also, if you promise to comment, we promise to stop using the extended mapping metaphor!
We really would welcome your comments on the landscape report. Or, if you’d prefer, drop your thoughts, ideas and links into the comment box just below post, condense your comments into or 140 characters or less on twitter (using #monographsUK) or contact us directly via email.