2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: GLYCOSCI/bionet.glycosci

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Tue Oct 25 17:46:39 EST 1994


This is the second and final call for votes on the following proposal
to create the mailing list & newsgroup GLYCOSCI/bionet.glycosci.  The
proposal below was not modified after the discussion period.  PLEASE
NOTE that voting will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 8 NOV.,
NOT 15 NOV. as stated incorrectly in the first CFV.

*** NOTE *** We are currently running several votes for other
newsgroups, so please be certain to follow the voting directions
*carefully*!  If you just send in a message saying "YES" or "NO" it
will not be counted if it is not clear which proposal you are
responding to.

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Proposal to establish GLYCOSCI/bionet.glycosci (unmoderated)

Proposed USENET name: bionet.glycosci

Proposed mailing list name: GLYCOSCI

Proposed email addresses: glycosci at net.bio.net
                          glycosci at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion leaders: Iain Wilson 
                    Dyson Perrins Laboratory
                    University of Oxford, OX1 3QY, UK
                    (iwilson at molbiol.ox.ac.uk)


                    Barry Hardy
                    Computer-Aided Molecular Design Group
                    Physical Chemistry Laboratory
                    University of Oxford, OX1 3QZ, UK        
                    (bhardy at convex.ox.ac.uk)


Charter:

The purpose of GLYCOSCI is to serve as an international, interdisciplinary 
forum for communication amongst scientists in the 'glycosciences'.  For 
these purposes the term 'glycosciences' is used to embrace all disciplines 
of science related to carbohydrate and glycoconjugate molecules, including 
organic, physical, biological and medical fields, using experimental, 
theoretical or computational scientific methodologies.  It is intended that 
the newsgroup would serve as a catalyst for international co-operation 
between scientists and for the creation of new Internet-based resources in 
the glycosciences.  The open forum will serve as a vehicle for the exchange 
of information, data and opinions between glycoscientists in academia, 
industry and government.

Information exchanged can include: 

1)      scientific dialogue (either intra- or
         inter-disciplinary); 

2)      announcements of upcoming meetings and conference
         of interest; 

3)      news of funding initiatives or other items of
         interest to the glycoscience community; 

4)      announcements of academic positions and job
         opportunities; 

5)      requests for experimental protocols, novel reagents and software;

6)      notification of novel reagents or software available on a
         non-commericial basis; 
        
7)      abstracts of papers accepted for publication;

8)      reviews of new developments in the field;

9)      structural data.

All members of the scientific community with an interest in the
glycosciences are encouraged to subscribe to, and take part in, the
proposed newsgroup.  The discussion leaders would wish to encourage
the development of a series of FAQs on a variety of subjects in the
glycosciences for reference by specialists and newcomers to the field.
The newsgroup is intended to be unmoderated.
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Voting is now open on the proposal for GLYCOSCI/bionet.glycosci and
will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 8 November 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 GLYCOSCI

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on GLYCOSCI

if you think that this proposal will adversely affect the
BIOSCI/bionet system.  While not intended to be an exhaustive list of
possible concerns (more specific concerns may have been raised during
the discussion period on BIOFORUM/bionet.general and interested
readers are referred to these), some general reasons for voting NO
might be if you are concerned about newsgroup proliferation and/or
believe that the proposed group will not be utilized, or if you think
that the proposed newsgroup would substantially duplicate or overlap
with the function of existing newsgroups.  If you are simply not
interested in participating in the newsgroup above, 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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