THE SCIENCE GUIDE (Science News and Much more)
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Mon Apr 14 17:12:16 EST 1997
> From: Robert W. Georgantas III <rgeorgan at welchlink.welch.jhu.edu>
> To: GENSTRUCTURE Graham Dellaire <dellaire at odyssee.net>
> Subject: Help with a Posting
> Date: Monday, April 14, 1997 1:28 PM
> To: Graham Dellaire
> Moderator of the GENSTRUCTURE BioNet Discussion Group.
> I was hoping that you could help me, please read the letter below then do
> with it as you wish.
> I am a student with the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
> > at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. I have started up a
> > small internet site called "The Science Guide" located at the URL
> > http://www.scienceguide.com. I started the site to address the lack of
> > unifying source of information for scientists on the internet. As you
> > can see in the announcement below the Guide consists of a number of
> > sections designed to help scientists find information on the internet,
> > The news section is currently our most popular service receiving over
> > visits per day, with a hundreds of subscribers to the Daily News
> > Since we do not charge for our service, and since we are not accepting
> > advertisers; we have only a small number of routes by which to spread
> > word about the Guide (we have no advertising budget as well). One of
> > these routes is by posting to Usenet groups. We have done this on a
> > small basis by looking at a news group to assure that the users of the
> > group are appropriate for our service, and then posting the
> > enclosed below to the group. We Do Not Spam. Over the last month we
> > have posted to roughly forty news groups and have received a great
> > response in the form of emails telling us how useful our site is, and
> > will become as we add more content to it. We have not received a
> > negative response, which we have interpreted to mean that our site is
> > useful enough to scientists that they do not mind our "off-subject"
> > posting.
> > That brings me to the crux of the email, I was hoping that you could
> > the time to visit the Science Guide, determine if it would be of use to
> > the subscribers of the group which you modify, and if so - post the
> > announcement text below to the group. This would be of great help to us
> > in getting the word out about the Guide.
> > If you feel that this posting would be inappropriate, please accept my
> > apologies for having taken your time, and just disregard this letter.
> > One thing that may be particularly of interest, is our plan to start
> > monitoring Congress for bills containing items concerning scientific
> > funding. We plan on doing this to take advantage of the power of the
> > internet to set up a pseudo lobbying group. As an example - during the
> > Congressional Debates over the NIH budget a few months ago we
> > our readers to email their congress-person asking for an increase in
> > budget. At the time we had just started the guide and had only a small
> > number of readers, but now that we have literally thousands of users
> > our usership is growing at 40% per week) and we think that we could
> > a significant difference in funding by informing our users of
> > actions and helping them to act in writing to the House, or Senate, or
> > President.
> > Thank you
> > Robert Georgantas - The Science Guide
> > PS. You can check to make sure that I am actually who I say that I am
> > buy fingering my student email account:
rgeorgan at welchlink.welch.jhu.edu.
> > The Science Guide is hosted under the .com domain by Hway
> > because Hopkins was not willing to host a site with our potential
> > ------------------Announcement Text------------------------
> > Announcing the SCIENCE GUIDE.
> > http://www.scienceguide.com
> > A New Internet Directory and Information Service run by Scientists and
> > Physicians for Scientists and Physicians. After visiting the Guide, If
> > you have any suggestion for making the Guide better please let us know.
> > (webmaster at scienceguide.com)
> > The Science Guide consists of a number of different sections designed
> > help the scientist and physician find information on the internet and
> > sponsor communication between those interested in science:
> > NEWS SECTION
> > Every day the Science Guide compiles medical and research news from
> > national news sources around the net. Most of the news articles are
> > concerned with medicine, bioscience, and physics, but all other
> > from agriculture to zoology are commonly included. News sources
> > listed include: CNN, EurekAlert, HMS Beagle, MSNBC Sci-Tech, Science
> > Magazine's ScienceNow, CBS Space News, USA Today, The Albuquerque
> > Journal, Scientific American Web Weekly, The Why Files, Discover
> > Magazine, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Technology
> > Review. The news pages also list links to news sources not compiled
> > within the News site. We are currently working on adding a number of
> > other sources to the site to make it even more useful.
> > To make getting science news even easier, we send out a DAILY NEWS
> > EMAILER listing the articles which have been compiled on our site.
> > Anyone can subscribe to the Emailer by sending an email to
> > news at scienceguide.com with the message "Subscribe"
> > DIRECTORY OF USENET NEWS GROUPS and DISCUSSION LISTS
> > The Directory of Usenet and Discussion Groups is compiled quarterly
> > different sources around the net to provide the scientist and those
> > interested in science easy access to these invaluable sources of
> > discourse and information. We are currently working on finding the
> > proper subscription method for each of the discussion lists. This is
> > taking a bit longer that we thought so please pardon our dust. The
> > Usenet portions of this section are complete.
> > ON-LINE JOURNAL HYPERLINK SECTION
> > The Journals Section contains links to peer reviewed scientific
> > on the Internet. Each listing clearly indicates whether the journal
> > provides only the table of contents, TOC with abstracts, or the full
> > of the journal
> > EMPLOYMENT SECTION
> > The Jobs and Positions Section contains hyperlinks to the best
> > Employment Databases and Classifieds on the net.
> > GRANTS and FUNDING SECTION
> > The funding section contains links to the best funding and grant
> > databases on the Internet, making it very easy for scientists to
> > find funding opportunities. The featured site of the section is "The
> > Community of Science," a Johns Hopkins service designed to help
> > scientists find and continue funding.
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