STADEN/ passes: 113 YES to 4 NO

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at NET.BIO.NET
Thu Sep 8 17:25:34 EST 1994

I am pleased to announce that STADEN/ passed by
a vote of 113 YES to 4 NO.  Subscribers currently on the STADEN-USERS
prototype newsgroup will be signed up for the new newsgroup.  Other
interested parties should please refrain from requesting e-mail
subscriptions until an announcement is made in this forum that the
newsgroup is ready for operation.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at

Proposal to establish STADEN/

Proposed USENET name:

Proposed mailing list name:  STADEN

Proposed e-mail addresses:  staden at
                            staden at

Discussion leader:   Tim Littlejohn
                     tim at

Newsgroup character: is a forum for information
exchange and discussions for the community of scientists using the Staden
Package for molecular sequence analysis.

Functions of the newsgroup:
The newsgroup will serve as a communication forum for users of the Staden
Package for molecular sequence analysis.  The package covers most sequence
analysis applications including DNA assembly, DNA analysis, protein sequence
analysis, sequence comparisons, library handling and searching. The assembly
program can handle input from ABI 373A, LI-COR, Pharmacia A.L.F. and Amersham 
International BaseScanner instruments, plus digitizers. The package runs on 
a large number of hardware/operating system platforms and is available for 
a nominal fee.

The newsgroup has the following specific objectives:

1.  to serve as a communication medium for announcing modifications
    to the package;

2.  to be a "self help" group, where users with problems can gain from
    the experience of the rest of the user-community (and thereby reduce
    the pressures of the developers to provide support).  The newsgroup will
    provide a forum for answers to frequently asked questions concerning the

3.  to exchange ideas and practical advice about getting the most from all
    components of the package, from sequence assembly through to analysis;

4.  to promote the continued growth and enhancement of the package.

Subscribers are welcome from universities or any academic institutions,
government agencies, hospitals and other medical institutions, and
industrial or commercial organizations. Contributions within the functions
outlined above are encouraged. The newsgroup is expected to run in an
unmoderated fashion and I am willing to act as current coordinator.

Tim Littlejohn

Assistant Director (Informatics), Organelle Genome Megasequencing Program,
Departement de biochimie, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, succursale
Centre-ville, Montreal (Quebec), H3C 3J7

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