[Scottish] O'Reilly Book Reviews

William Hamilton horus at bawkz.com
Tue Nov 15 23:26:46 GMT 2005

Peter George wrote:

> I spoke with Josette Garcia from O'Reilly about this at EuroOSCON.
> They are reallly keen to supply Lug members with books in return for 
> reviews.
> What needs doing is for a book reviews and book request page to be 
> setup on the SLug site. One SLug member receives the members' book 
> requests and delivery addresses and forwards them to O'Reilly (they do 
> not want a load of individual requests for books).
> Books are delivered to members and the commitment is to post a review 
> within a few weeks on the Lug site, and for the co-ordinator to inform 
> O'Reilly of the review URL so they can link it and reference it, quote 
> it, put it on Amazon and on their own site, etc.
> I said I'd get such a system up for EdLug, just haven't got round to 
> it yet. It looks easier to publish on the SLug site what with the Wiki 
> and everything ...
> I dare say there will be data protection concerns with collation of 
> people's addresses, this one thing that's stalled me getting the focus 
> page for book requests and reviews together. Any thoughts on that?
> P
> On 15 Nov 2005, at 21:14, Colin Horne wrote:
>> Hey all
>> Are we participating in the O'Reilly book review offer thingy for UUGs
>> and LUGs? (see: http://ug.oreilly.com/bookreviews.html)
>> If so, does anyone actually know how it works, and which books we can
>> review?  The page (linked to above) doesn't seem to be very descriptive:
>> "O'Reilly provides copies of our books for your members to review in our
>> newsletter, websites, and other book review sites."
>> It doesn't seem to say which books can we review, when we get the books
>> (before or after we review it - if after, how do we review it in the
>> first place?), etc.
>> Any wisdom much appreciated :-)
>> (Incidently, this is the book I want: AI for Games Developers, by
>> David Bourg).
>> Thanks
>>   Colin
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Can't say I'm quizzed up on the DPA, but I think so long as there is a 
nominated "Data Controller" and that everyone is clear what their data 
is used for and that it is only used for that purpose we should be in 
the clear?

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