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What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« on: February 17, 2017, 01:36:43 AM »
Fellow homebrewers,
I started this thread not to promote any candidates but to help coordinate the raising of issues/ topics/ actions that can make our hobby better.

You may have seen by now that for good or bad, I am very science-oriented. Cannot help it :-)

What can help me personally and I am sure it would help many other homebrewers is for the GC to facilitate our access to research publications on brewing.
Ideally of course, would be free access to a given journal for AHA members, but more realistically, I think a student membership for AHA members (that are not pro brewers) can be negotiated with most journals.
Examples are :
MBAA technical quarterly
Brauwelt international

There you go.. What do you fellow homebrewers wish to see done that is not part of the commitments of current candidates?
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Re: What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 05:36:35 AM »
I like the idea of student equivalency for those journals sounds great

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 08:11:17 AM »
OOOO, you may even get me to join for that!  :) ;D
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What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 08:40:05 AM »
Almost all publishers allow researchers to give copies of their published papers to other researchers. You should join researchgate. Many authors upload their papers to researchgate. If the paper you want is not already uploaded, you can request it from the author.  The author may or may not provide it.

Another way to get papers is from your local library. Your municipal library likely doesn't subscribe to the journal you want, but, they can get papers through interlibrary loan (they are likely linked up with a local university).
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Re: What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 08:45:21 AM »
Almost all publishers allow researchers to give copies of their published papers to other researchers. You should join researchgate. Many authors upload their papers to researchgate. If the paper you want is not already uploaded, you You can request it from the author.  The author may or may not provide it.

Another way to get papers is from your local library. Your municipal library likely doesn't subscribe to the journal you want, but, they can get papers through interlibrary loan (they are likely linked up with a local university).
I am in Research gate and I am a published author. I have no control over my publications. I requested many articles this way and no answer yet. It has not been working for me.

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Re: What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 08:45:53 AM »
Almost all publishers allow researchers to give copies of their published papers to other researchers. You should join researchgate. Many authors upload their papers to researchgate. If the paper you want is not already uploaded, you You can request it from the author.  The author may or may not provide it.

Another way to get papers is from your local library. Your municipal library likely doesn't subscribe to the journal you want, but, they can get papers through interlibrary loan (they are likely linked up with a local university).
I am in Research gate and I am a published author. I have no control over my publications. I requested many articles this way and no answer yet. It has not been working for me.

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Re: What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 08:50:21 AM »
Almost all publishers allow researchers to give copies of their published papers to other researchers. You should join researchgate. Many authors upload their papers to researchgate. If the paper you want is not already uploaded, you can request it from the author.  The author may or may not provide it.

Another way to get papers is from your local library. Your municipal library likely doesn't subscribe to the journal you want, but, they can get papers through interlibrary loan (they are likely linked up with a local university).
Happy to see your local library does this. That worked when I was a grad student but not in my local libraries.  Good for you 😀
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Re: What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 09:00:21 AM »
Communication
just a brief example, last year at this time we were talking about the name change from NHC to Homebrew Con.
It was stated by a GC member now up for re-election that "we wanted to freshen the convention perception"

I said "I'd love to hear what said perception is, and what "freshen" means, specifically"


since to my knowledge no one has said anything, I'd still like to know the answer to that one, by the way. 
Why are we doing what we are doing, and what do we have in store for the future?  These are things I feel like AHA members care about.

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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2017, 09:08:53 AM »
Almost all publishers allow researchers to give copies of their published papers to other researchers. You should join researchgate. Many authors upload their papers to researchgate. If the paper you want is not already uploaded, you can request it from the author.  The author may or may not provide it.

Another way to get papers is from your local library. Your municipal library likely doesn't subscribe to the journal you want, but, they can get papers through interlibrary loan (they are likely linked up with a local university).
Happy to see your local library does this. That worked when I was a grad student but not in my local libraries.  Good for you
I haven't tried the municipal library approach. I have heard it works. I can get papers through my university library and research gate.

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Re: What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2017, 09:34:44 AM »
Fellow homebrewers,
I started this thread not to promote any candidates but to help coordinate the raising of issues/ topics/ actions that can make our hobby better.

You may have seen by now that for good or bad, I am very science-oriented. Cannot help it :-)

What can help me personally and I am sure it would help many other homebrewers is for the GC to facilitate our access to research publications on brewing.
Ideally of course, would be free access to a given journal for AHA members, but more realistically, I think a student membership for AHA members (that are not pro brewers) can be negotiated with most journals.
Examples are :
MBAA technical quarterly
Brauwelt international

There you go.. What do you fellow homebrewers wish to see done that is not part of the commitments of current candidates?

I'm not sure you understand the role of the Governing Committee. While you have a cool idea, it's outside the scope of what we do.   
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Re: What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2017, 09:37:07 AM »
Communication
just a brief example, last year at this time we were talking about the name change from NHC to Homebrew Con.
It was stated by a GC member now up for re-election that "we wanted to freshen the convention perception"

I said "I'd love to hear what said perception is, and what "freshen" means, specifically"


since to my knowledge no one has said anything, I'd still like to know the answer to that one, by the way. 
Why are we doing what we are doing, and what do we have in store for the future?  These are things I feel like AHA members care about.

Frankly, we have no idea.  The AHA decided it was time to change the name and image.  Our role is to help them facilitate that.  We had no input on the change other than to express our opinions after the fact.  If you go to HomebrewCon, go to the AHA members meeting.  Things like this get discussed there and members can ask questions.
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Re: What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2017, 09:42:55 AM »
Communication
just a brief example, last year at this time we were talking about the name change from NHC to Homebrew Con.
It was stated by a GC member now up for re-election that "we wanted to freshen the convention perception"

I said "I'd love to hear what said perception is, and what "freshen" means, specifically"


since to my knowledge no one has said anything, I'd still like to know the answer to that one, by the way. 
Why are we doing what we are doing, and what do we have in store for the future?  These are things I feel like AHA members care about.

Frankly, we have no idea.  The AHA decided it was time to change the name and image.  Our role is to help them facilitate that.  We had no input on the change other than to express our opinions after the fact.  If you go to HomebrewCon, go to the AHA members meeting.  Things like this get discussed there and members can ask questions.

Sorry to have to correct you Denny, but the name change came about during discussion at the 2015 GC meeting in San Diego--the one you missed due to term limits.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2017, 09:55:29 AM »
Sorry to have to correct you Denny, but the name change came about during discussion at the 2015 GC meeting in San Diego--the one you missed due to term limits.

Don't be sorry, Gary...I welcome the correction!  Now I can blame the GC for that abomination!  ;)  Actually, I think I've finally adjusted to the name.
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Re: What is your wish list for new Governing Committee members?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2017, 11:16:29 AM »
Now I can blame the GC for that abomination!

Oh come on! It's just a name. The important thing is the people and spirit that the conference represents.

Since I live in a city that hosts one of the largest ComiCon events, I guess I'm OK with the new HomebrewCon moniker. I'm used to it.
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2017, 11:34:47 AM »
I thought it was adopted in part to distinguish the conference from the competition, since both were referred to as "NHC" in common parlance among my group.  Changes of these types don't bother me a bit - now if it was just undertaken to sell more appealing t-shirts, that is a whole 'nother thing😀
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