I thinking about reorganizing the “resources” section of the web site. It began life as a list of books on etymology, but it has grown in various directions over the years. It is organized by type of source, but the selection of sources is now rather haphazard. I’ve got some ideas on what to do, but I’d like input from others. I plan to do the work over the Xmas/New Year’s holidays when I’ve got some more time.
In particular I’m looking for input on the following (but don’t feel you have to be limited by what I’m asking):
--What general types of resources should I include? Just sources I cite? Generally useful references? How comprehensive should I try to be? (Realizing that the longer the lists, the less useful they tend to be to the general user; comprehensive bibliographies are great for serious researchers, but for the person who just wants to know what are the “good” dictionaries out there, long lists aren’t very helphul.)
--What criteria should I use for determining if an individual work is worth including? Definitely if I cite it several times, but what about others? Criteria could vary depending on category.
--Are the categories I’m currently using helpful? Can some be eliminated/added? Is there a different categorization scheme that would be useful?
--What sources am I missing? (My section on websites and blogs is particularly out of date.)
--What sources should I delete?