These pleas for donations go out to every network on H-Net and I feel a little funny every time I see one appear on a network that has been so quiet for so long. This message in particular is odd as it emphasizes the good work of H-Net editors, then appears on a network that is silent because it has had no editor.
On April 5, 2016, H-Net Council voted to de-commission H-PubAdmin. The network has been largely unused. Rather than attempt to revive an unused network, we suggest H-PubAdmin’s 373 subscribers join our much larger and more active networks in related fields. These might include H-Law, H-Urban, and H-Pol. With over 2300 subscribers, H-Law is an active network on the history of all legal traditions sponsored by the American Society for Legal History. The editors there have recently begun an original podcast. H-Urban is focussed on urban history and urban studies and the H-Urban Teaching Center is especially impressive. H-Pol is dedicated to scholarly communication on the history of politics.
Feel free to contact me with any questions about this decommissioning.
All the best,
H-Net Vice-President for Networks
Dear H-Net subscribers and readers,
H-Net is uniquely poised in the online academic world in a way that other sites and outlets simply can't match. It isn't just H-Net's new publishing platform that makes that the case. In the past two years 280 new editors have joined H-Net. That's 280 scholars, researchers,
and teachers who have seen the potential of the H-Net Commons, gotten involved to help develop it, and are providing service to their fields by building resources and developing meaningful content with and for their peers.
Dear H-Net Readers and Subscribers:
Over ten years ago, the H-Net Council passed a Strategic Plan for H-Net that envisioned what became the Commons. H-Net would “implement an enterprise-wide content management system that encourages information sharing in a protected networked environment monitored by field experts” and “Plan for migration of content delivery technologies to web-based formats for editing, publication, and service.”