2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: MICROBIOLOGY/bionet.microbiology

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Mon Jun 6 16:55:40 EST 1994


This is the second and final call for votes on the proposed
MICROBIOLOGY/bionet.microbiology newsgroup.  We are running several
votes simultaneously, so please be certain to follow the directions
further below *carefully*!  Thanks!

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Proposal to establish MICROBIOLOGY/bionet.microbiology

Proposed USENET name: bionet.microbiology

Proposed Mailing list name: MICROBIOLOGY

Proposed e-mail addresses:  microbio at net.bio.net
                            microbio at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion Leader:          Martin Latterich
                            HHMI, University of California at Berkeley
                            mdhouse at mendel.berkeley.edu

Newsgroup character: bionet.microbiology is a forum for scientific
discussions/questions regarding all aspects of the microbiological
sciences, including but not limited to the microorganisms biochemistry,
evolution, genetics, host-parasite relationships, molecular biology,
pathology, physiology, role in biotechnology,  role in pathogenesis,
taxonomy and the teaching of microbiology.

Formation of a newsgroup will provide:

*** A forum for discussion of old and new ideas, problems and recent
developments in the field of microbiology. 

*** A forum to discuss the role of microbiology in education.

*** A bulletin board for announcements of meetings, funding sources and job
opportunities.

*** A communication source for sharing mutants, strains, molecular probes,
DNA libraries, antisera, etc.

*** Opportunities for collaborative efforts between labs at different
locations and/or between industrial and academic research labs. The forum
will also provide opportunities to exchange new ideas concerning the
teaching of microbiology, curricular design, as well as the education of
the public about the benefits and/or hazards of microbes

*** A collection of practical advice, methodologies specific to the field
of microbiology, a list of frequently asked questions, including but not
limited to common techniques, experimental approaches to reoccurring
problems, the "to-knows" about bacteria and viruses, pointers to other
information sources and frequently asked questions that arise.

*** A periodic posting of e-mail addresses of subscribers or interested
individuals.

The newsgroup is expected to run unmoderated and I am willing to act as the
current coordinator.

Martin Latterich (mdhouse at mendel.berkeley.edu)
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Voting is open on the MICROBIOLOGY/bionet.microbiology newsgroup and
will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 21 June 1994.  Please send
your vote to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on MICROBIO

if you favor creation of the newsgroup above or

NO on MICROBIO

if you think that the creation of this newsgroup will adversely affect
the BIOSCI system.  If you are simply not interested in participating
in this newsgroup, please don't cast a NO vote, but instead just don't
vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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