Topic: IDRS.org and IDRS Forum Upgrade

I am pleased to announce a major enhancement to IDRS.Org, the new DROnline. DROnline is the online companion to our quarterly print publication, The Double Reed. It is an online journal, or weblog, which contains articles, information about our conferences and competitions, and general IDRS news. The site provides users the ability to comment on entries. The DROnline interface is very similar to that of IDRS Forum. The difference is that articles, which appear on IDRS.org/DROnline, are of interest to a wide-rage of users, whereas Forum posts are more personal in nature and discussion is more casual. Additionally, a link to all articles that are posted on DROnline will appear on the home page of IDRS.org. Names of authors will appear with each article, and editors will review all responses to articles. Saxton Rose and I will serve as the Administrators of DROnLine.

With the introduction of DROnline, the following changes to IDRS Forum will occur.

Forum categories under News, Festivals, and Master classes, and Events will be renamed as: Announcements and Conference Q & A.
The Forum will be re-organized into:
Announcements by members - recitals, concerts and news
IDRS Conferences - questions and answers.

Double Reed News and Festival and Event announcements will be moved to IDRS.org. These posts are for significant news items and information that are of interest to our members. Members may continue to submit announcements of major events on the Events page (idrs.org/events/).

Yoshi Ishikawa
Professor of Bassoon, U of Colorado at Boulder
Editor, IDRS OnLine Publications
Administrator, IDRS Forum