MLA Style for Meeting Minutes?
August 18, 2010 6:53 AM Subscribe
Is there a standard, or are there a few standards, for keeping meeting minutes?
posted by fvox13 to Writing & Language (9 answers total)
I've been tasked to create a web application for our faculty and staff to upload meeting minutes from various committees. I get the feeling that people probably use Microsoft Word to take minutes, and that they'd be happy with a form that asks them to upload their file, and that would be it... but I'd like to, in the interest of data universality and semantics, create a form with some standard set of fields. The idea would be that the secretary of each committee would take the meeting minutes directly in the web application, and hit 'save' at the end of the meeting. We'd spit out the minutes in a nicely-formatted way, with a killer print stylesheet.
But what format to use? I can make something pretty, pretty easily, but if there's a semi-agreed-upon format for meeting minutes (preferably sponsored by some well-known institution, like PMI, or something), that would be preferred.
I know, I'm probably asking for a world of hurt by making academics conform to a standard.
I know, I'm probably asking for a world of hurt by reinventing the wheel.
But I'd like to try. :-)