IMPORTANT BIOSCI INFORMATION
kristoff at NET.BIO.NET
Wed Dec 8 05:00:09 EST 1993
Three important items follow: BIOSCI archive searching by e-mail, the
BIOSCI FAQ, and the BIOSCI User Address Directory form. If you have
not yet listed yourself in our e-mail address directory, please take a
few minutes to complete and return the form below. If your address
information has changed since you listed yourself, please send us an
kristoff at net.bio.net
**** SEARCHING BIOSCI ARCHIVES WITH WAISMAIL ****
E-mail users can search the BIOSCI archives by using our waismail
e-mail server. For instructions send the message
to waismail at net.bio.net. Leave the Subject: line blank. Other
methods of searching the archives via WAIS and gopher are described in
the BIOSCI FAQ.
**** BIOSCI FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) SHEET ****
New users of BIOSCI/bionet may want to read the "Frequently Asked
Questions" or "FAQ" sheet for BIOSCI. The FAQ provides details on how
to participate in these forums and is available for anonymous FTP from
net.bio.net [18.104.22.168] in pub/BIOSCI/biosci.FAQ or for retrieval
by gopher to net.bio.net, port 70. It may also be requested by
sending e-mail to biosci at net.bio.net (use plain English for your
request). The FAQ is also posted on the first of each month to the
newsgroup BIONEWS/bionet.announce immediately following the posting of
the BIOSCI information sheet.
**** BIOSCI USER ADDRESS DIRECTORY ****
Please take this opportunity to add your name and address information
to the BIOSCI User Address Database if you have not already done so.
Below is the address form that we would like each reader of the
BIOSCI/bionet newsgroups to complete and return if you would like to
be listed in our database. The database serves as a directory that
enables biologists, who are currently using (or even just reading) the
BIOSCI newsgroups, to look up e-mail addresses and other information
about our users.
The address database is reindexed nightly for WAIS and waismail access
(waismail is our WAIS e-mail server, more below) and will also be
available for access via other gopher sites if they wish to permit it.
The raw unindexed data is available for FTP from net.bio.net and is
atomized sufficiently to allow import into your local RDBMS should you
Please carefully follow the instructions for completing the form
below and return it to either of the following two addresses
(whichever is more convenient for you). Thanks in advance for taking
the time to complete and return the form.
Addresses for returning forms Location Network
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biovote at net.bio.net U.S.A. Internet/BITNET
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk U.K. JANET
MAKING SURE THAT YOUR INFORMATION IS CURRENT
This notice will be mailed bimonthly to each newsgroup. You should
check our WAIS source or waismail e-mail server from time-to-time to
see if your address information is still up-to-date. Send the message
to waismail at net.bio.net for instructions on using waismail. Leave the
Subject: line in your message blank.
Using Gopher to complete the form
If you don't want to use a text editor, you can also use Dan
Jacobson's gopher site to fill out the address database form as
follows. Otherwise skip this section on gopher and proceed to the
instructions for filling out the form below.
> To add yourself to the database just point your
> gopher client at merlot.gdb.org and select the following:
> --> 15. Searching For Biologists/
> --> 9. E-mail Addresses of Biosci-Bionet Users/
> --> 1. Add (or Correct) Your Address to the BIOSCI User Address
> And fill out the form.
or Rob Harper's gopher site in Europe as follows:
> Europeans can point their gopher client at gopher.csc.fi and add their
> information to the database. All entries will be mailed directly to
> Dave for incorporation in a wais source.
> The path to the questionare is as follows.
> ---> 10. Finnish EMBnet BioBox/
> ---> 8. FAQ Files/
> FAQ Files
> 1. EMBnet: Information.
> 2. EMBnet: Internet resources guide.
> 3. A Biologist's Guide to Internet Resources/
> 4. All FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Searches and Archives/
> --->5. Bionauts Address Database (questionaire) <TEL>
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Please enter all responses after the : on each line, leaving one (1)
blank space after the : (i.e., before the start of your text).
Please do NOT extend your responses past the end of each line (80
characters) or alter any of the field identifiers such as "first name: ".
Several lines are provided at the end of the form for comments, but,
please adhere to the line length restriction.
On the date: line, please enter the date in the DD-MM-YY format, e.g.,
05-05-93 for 5 May 1993. This line will tell others when the
information was last updated. Please be sure to include the 0's for
single digit days or months, e.g., 05-05-93, not 5-5-93.
Note that the "e-mail network: " line below is for specifying, e.g.,
"Internet," "BITNET," "EARN," "JANET," or whatever other network that
your computer may be on.
If you are uncertain about any field, please feel free to leave it
blank, but please DO NOT DELETE the field identifier from the form!
In the first field below, "New information or Update ...", please
enter "N" if this is the first time that you have registered in the
directory or "U" if you are correcting a listing that you sent to us
The comment: lines may be used for anything that you like but PLEASE
DO NOT DELETE THEM FROM THE FORM OR ALTER THEM. One suggested use is
to list the names of the newsgroups in which you participate. Please
use the MAILING LIST name (see below - the latest version of the list
can be requested from biosci at net.bio.net) instead of the USENET name
even if you don't participate by e-mail. WAIS might get confused by
the periods in the USENET names. This allows one to retrieve via WAIS
or waismail the list of participants in a particular group.
comment: ARABIDOPSIS PLANT-BIOLOGY BIONEWS
On the comment: lines
use these names below ---- NOT the USENET names below
MAILING LIST NAME USENET Newsgroup Name
Listing newsgroups on the comment: line is optional, of course.
Thanks again for your cooperation!
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