bionet.molbio.gene-org ---> bionet.molbio.gdb

Dave Kristofferson kristoff at GENBANK.BIO.NET
Tue Jun 2 12:13:15 EST 1992


> In article <Jun.1.14.06.38.1992.1153 at genbank.bio.net> you write:
> 
> >June 1 is here but I am happy to announce that GDB at Johns Hopkins
> >has agreed to take over this newsgroup with one caveat: they would
> >like the name changed from GENOMIC-ORGANIZATION/bionet.molbio.gene-org
> >to GDB/bionet.molbio.gdb.
> 
> I think this particular name would be a poor one: it's meaningless
> unless you know what "GDB" stands for.  Is there an expansion that
> would fit the naming rules?
> 
> Ethan Hack
> Department of Biological and Nutritional Sciences, The University,
> Newcastle upon Tyne  NE1 7RU, England
> E-mail: Ethan.Hack @ newcastle.ac.uk
> 
> 
> 

This is a good point.  GENOME-DATABASE would be the logical expansion
but we would probably keep GDB for the e-mail address.  I'll run this
past the GDB staff for comment.  Unfortunately for the uninitiated,
"Genome Database" is a rather all-encompassing term and can also be
somewhat misleading, i.e., GDB is not responsible for sequence data
although the name might make one think so.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at genbank.bio.net



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