Paid job ads on BIOSCI and/or in bionet.*

Una Smith una at
Wed Mar 1 16:23:44 EST 1995

states at (David J. States) writes:

>The group has been an active service that is explicitly
>advertising.  I think it would be appropriate to impose a moderate fee
>for posting in this forum.

I like this suggestion, provided (1) is moderated and
(2) the gated mailing list is maintained.  I am particularly firm
about item 2 because, should become commercial in this
manner, many Usenet sites may decline to carry it, and thus more
biologists may have not alternative but to access it via e-mail.

Or perhaps BIOSCI could set up a WWW archive of paid job notices,
with editorial control and removal of all outdated advertisements.
But again, there should be some mechanism for distributing job
notices to interested parties via e-mail.  The WWW is easy to set
up, but it is *very* far from universal.

The 23 January 1995 issue of _The Scientist_ mentions a number of
job hunting resources on the Internet and in Usenet, that might be
used as models for BIOSCI.

	Una Smith			una.smith at

Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT  06520-8104  USA

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