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I would like to invite you to think about submitting to, and/or 
subscribing to TRAILs.

TRAILS is an online, modular (by topic and type of teaching tool) and 
searchable database for the creation and dissemination of peer-reviewed 
teaching resources. It is published by the American Sociological 

(The acronym stands for Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for 

I am the Trails Digital Library Area Editor for teaching and learning 
materials related to*'Social Networks' and 'Microcomputing'*.

I would welcome SOCNET members and others to submit teaching resources 
on social networks and/or microcomputing, and to also consider 
subscribing to TRAILS.

Some information about TRAILS is provided at:

I have held off advertising this before, partly because I was waiting 
for the system to get up and running, and for some the technical 
glitches to get overcome.  I believe we are over the hump now.

Some while ago a number of you submitted materials to an earlier 
teaching resource that was published by the ASA:

Tindall, D.B. and Todd E. Malinick. 2008. Editors. /Teaching about 
Social Networks. A Collection of Syllabi, Assignments, and Other 
Resources./ Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association. 251 pages.

The materials that were published in this volume have been digitally 
incorporated into the TRAILS collection.

The idea of TRAILS is to provide useful and readily accessible resources 
to those teaching in areas like social network analysis (and other 
topics in sociology).

Materials are peer reviewed, and then digitally published.  One 
objective of the initiative is to have a relatively short time period 
between initial submission and publication.

FYI, the first two new resources in the social networks area were 
recently published by Alexandra Marin:

. Personal Networks.

. Social Network Research Project using Collaborative Data Collection

If you are interested in TRAILS, please feel free to talk to me at the 
Sunbelt Conference, or to send an e-mail to me.


David Tindall

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
University of British Columbia

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