It would be good if we had a page listing Books Received, with the same basic info as on the old site. (Name, Author, Publisher, Page Length, Date.) Perhaps this could be like a public version of the spot described in the "Issues" entry just below this one (perhaps they could be integrated in some way?). I think the idea would be that the M.E. could periodically refer to this page in their public announcements: if you are interested in reviewing a book for EBR, please see here, etc.
Create a page where editors (contributors too?) could suggest titles for review and add a few notes. The assoc. editors could refer to this when requesting titles from publishers and making assignments and the thread editors could consult when soliciting articles from contributors.
Joe suggested that the automated announcement of new essays be tweaked:
-It should include login info.
-It should direct you to the login page first, and then, once you are logged in, you should be redirected automatically to the essay itself. As it is now, if you click on the link in the announcement itself, and you are not logged in, you can get an access denied page.
Right now, to add a gloss, you need to click "Content">"Add Content">"Gloss," and you are taken to a separate screen. Is there a way that an icon can be placed within the text itself, that the reader can click on and go straight into adding a gloss? It's easy to forget the title of the essay once you wind up on the "Create Gloss" screen, which means you have to close that screen and start over. The separateness is also problematic when it comes to editing the gloss, because you have to sort of hunt for it in the Content list.
I ran into an issue recently where an author wanted some soft emphasis in her essay changed to hard emphasis with em dashes. This was throughout most of the essay, and I had to copy and paste em dashes from Microsoft Word.
Currently, an essay is marked up and then moved to "draft." It is unclear what tasks are performed at this state before it is moved to "under review." We agree that it might be that a thread editor wants to check for errors in markup before sending it out for review, but that was the only task we could agree on. Otherwise, the state seems redundant. Solution: eliminate draft, move all existing "draft" essays to "review." For the future, essays are saved as "under review" once markup is complete.