Perils and Pleasures of Online Editorship

Michael Watson, professor of Japanese and comparative literature at Meiji Gakuin University and editor of the Premodern Japanese Studies Web site, looked back over the first year of the academic mailing list PMJS and covered such topics as building up membership, keeping up the momentum, giving a mailing list a Web presence, developing Web resources of interest to members—and getting them to join in the work.