Friday, June 10, 2005

Responsibilities of the Host

There are a few responsibilities that come with hosting the ICP. I would like to lay out below what is expected of anyone who might volunteer to host an edition of the carnival and what you can expect of me. The amount of work is not particularly demanding but there are a few steps that are critical.

As the manager of the ICP, I will:

  • Work to gather submissions from different sources and to promote submissions to the ICP via the ICP submission form.
  • Review all of the submissions to ensure that they are appropriate and pertinent.
  • Forward all valid submissions to the host of a particular edition.
  • Update the homepage of the ICP to indicate schedule, host and contact information.
  • Update the homepage of the ICP with links to your summary article to indicate the new edition and to list the participants.
  • Review your final edition to ensure functioning links and inclusion of all submissions.

As the host of the edition, you should:

  • Post an announcement on your blog that you will be hosting the ICP and to call for submissions.
  • Seek out/nominate any posts that you wish to see included (optional).
  • Save all submission forms received from the ICP manager and all correspondence with individual authors (particularly relating to permission for use).
  • Write a brief email to each contributor to indicate receipt of his or her article and to find out how the author wishes to be referenced, if differently from the name given on their blog.
  • Write to each author whose work is nominated by a third party to obtain permission of use.
  • Write and publish a summary article to introduce and link to each of the articles contributed to the ICP edition(this is the bulk of the work)
  • Check your links within the article to make sure that they are working properly and that all of the submissions are included.
  • Write the individual contributors and ICP manager upon publication of the summary article, including a permalink to the summary article for the ICP.
  • Ask each contributor to post an announcement on their own blog of the publication of the ICP edition to which they contributed.
  • Maintain contact with the ICP manager for several days after publication in order to correct any problems that might be found in the ICP edition.


Thursday, June 09, 2005

On Use of Your Name in Submissions

You can choose how you wish to be referenced when submitting an article to the ICP. If you are more comfortable using a pseudonym, that is perfectly acceptable. When you submit your article, please be explicit about how you wish to be referenced. The host of the edition to which you submit your article will use the name listed on your blog unless otherwise indicated. If you wish to use a different name than that, please include the name you wish to use in the comment section of the ICP submission form and reinforce your desire by mentioning it in your correspondence with the host.

Be sure to review the published carnival to ensure that your article is attributed to you properly. If not, please email me immediately and I will take steps to correct any problems.


Statement of Copyright

All work contributed for inclusion in the International Carnival of Pozitivities retains the original copyright of the author. It is the responsibility of each contributor to ensure that their work is protected as they see fit. Any duplication or distribution of the Carnival is discouraged, with strong preference given to linking to the Carnival permalink for the original site of the host for any given month. Nonetheless, it is our intent to reach as many people as possible. If you choose to translate the articles for your native non-English languages, please just remember to attribute the original articles to their respective authors.