New File Lists: We’re changing the way we list new documents added each month. Now we will post a new list each month, and retain each of these monthly lists for an entire year. This should assist readers in keeping track of which months they have already reviewed, and which new lists they need to check.
Previously the “What’s New” list consisted primarily of books. Now we will aim to post all new files, be they books, journals, maps or old photos.
MCADD Discussion Forum: For quite sometime we’ve felt a need for a “Forum” where readers and staff can discuss items of interest, and the discussion can be more extensive than simply a comment with an occasional reply. The new Forum will be an experiment, and we will simply begin and see how it works out. Tentatively, we will begin the forum with three sections–Tibet, Central Asia, and Indian Subcontinent. If there is sufficient interest we can expand this list to include additional headings.
The “New Files List” is moving from its original “What’s New” position on the main menu, to become a subhead under “MCADD Forum” on the main menu. The new “MCADD Forum” will have three subheads–Discussion Forums, New File Lists, and Administration.
Administration: We feel the site needs a page on which to post various administrative matters of interest to the viewers.