In today's world, I live by my ability to search. Which is why I have created a filter for all School IT in my gmail account and use Gmail's searchability to compensate for lack of search.
Google does Search well within its products.
So until search comes to School IT list perhaps some of these tips could help.
Having been a member of this network since the days of the BBS, I can honestly say that it is the "COMMUNITY" that matters more than the tool. and the School-IT community ROCKS!
The major complaint I have heard about the school-IT list is that
searching archives is hard. So I think that step one in moving to a
new platform would be to first move the archives into something where
searching is easier, and then move the users. If the information is
there, the users will follow, yes?
I have to admit that the name LISTSERV itself sounds to me like
something from the OS/360 era, but I'm quite comfortable with how it
all works via email.
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Gregory Connors
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> It is very simple:
> 1) Move the Listserve user list over - 400 users is nothing - get the master list
> and do invites. If 20 did 20 invites - done. Those that can type faster, have at it.
> 2) Everyone who wants to be an Admin can, forums all over the internet function
> by self-policing.
> 3) Those who have Google Groups (reg or enterprise for edu) enabled in their
> domain will have amazing functionality for sharing with the Group.
> 4) Profit - Congratulations, you have evolved to the next level. Use the time
> saved to slowly get a cup of coffee or soup.