I agree that (1) seems better, per SJ's reasoning.

Is there any feeling on how long the event would last?

The times suggested on Doodle (http://www.doodle.com/rf2u7ctekv5xhstd) seem like they would make the event difficult to attend for folks who aren't college students in the Boston area.  Is there any way the event could be on a Saturday or Sunday, or, if it needs to be a weekday, end some time after 8:00 PM?

In any case, this sounds like a great idea, and a good conversation topic for our meetup next Monday (http://www.meetup.com/wikipedia-5/events/23076651/).

- Eric

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj@gmail.com> wrote:
Woo!  Thanks for looking into this Molly.  Could we do something like
this at the end of the month / before the next term starts?

1) sounds like the best option.  Something already online that is only
"strengthened" by the effort might not be the best place to start.


On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:03 PM, Molly de Blanc <molly.deblanc@gmail.com> wrote:
> The people over at HLSL came up with a few ideas of collections we
> could work with (and some date suggestions!). The idea being we could
> pick one and they would pull together some resources for us to work
> with. How do people feel about these?
> Faithfully yours,
> Molly
> 1. French Coutumes – collections of local French customary law. HLSL
> has the largest collection of these in the US; LC and GWU Law also
> have great collections.
> Hidden collection – we have HOLLIS catalog records for these but the
> collection is not easily discoverable as a whole on google – so a
> Wikipedia article would be a great way to draw attention to our
> collection, and we can link with the Wikipedia articles noted above
> Importance to law: One of the most comprehensive collections of French
> pre-revolutionary-war laws in existence
> Some of these are really beautiful books/manuscripts as well
> 2. Crime Broadsides
> Not a hidden collection – see http://broadsides.law.harvard.edu/ .  So
> there is already readily discoverable information out there, but a
> Wikipedia article would be one more avenue of discovery, and this
> collection would make the “broadsides” entry in Wikipedia stronger.
> Interesting and attractive collection
> Importance to law: offers insight into the sensationalism of law in
> 18c and 19c England
> If you want to go ahead and schedule a meetup, we’re ready. Here are
> some suggested times:  http://www.doodle.com/rf2u7ctekv5xhstd
> Please fill out the doodle poll; if you can only make it certain hours
> on specific days, you can note that in the comments section.
> Thanks, Molly and everyone else – we’re looking forward to working
> together on this!
> Karen
> Karen S. Beck / Manager, Historical & Special Collections / Harvard
> Law School Library / 617-496-2107
> Langdell Hall 481 / 1545 Massachusetts Avenue / Cambridge, MA  02138 /
> kbeck@law.harvard.edu
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