It's time for my seemingly annual visit, yay!
So last year's update laid out everything that needed to be done to get DPWR up and running on the latest software platform and really make it into a modern website again. Unfortunately, the biggest part of that work, overhauling the Archive's code base, didn't happen.
The good news is, there's light at the end of the tunnel now. The software package I'll be using to run all of the non-forum sections of the website is being updated this spring to support everything I need in order to make running the Archive on it feasible. It's also an officially-developed component produced by the same company that makes the forum software, so it's far less likely to suddenly turn into abandonware and leave us in the lurch again like the current Archive component has.
So, with that happening this spring, I'm getting everything else ready in advance so that we'll be ready to roll with the new software ASAP.
In addition to the new website coming by mid-year, we've got some new ways to connect with those of us here at DPWR, which will no doubt come in handy since I'm not turning registration back on until I can be sure there are better anti-spambot protections in place.
For those of you on Twitter, follow @ArchivistsGuild
If you're on Google+, you can check out our DPWR.NET Page
. I'll be posting news and updates there as well as here, and using it to feature content from the Archive while the new site is still under development. Circle and +1 us, and share us around!
I'll be making announcements about what you can expect from the new site, and hopefully more specific information on when
it can be expected, as things progress. For now, though, enjoy this teaser:
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